Scarce bycatch

There has been surprisingly little bycatch this year: we’re more than halfway through the field season and so far we’ve only had two non-juncos fly into our nets. As usual, we took some photos of them and then released them.

Green-tailed Towhee

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I love these guys: the red eye, the stripes on the throat, the thick grey bill.

I love these guys: the red eye, the stripes on the throat, the thick grey bill.

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Disheveled bycatch

I’m getting behind on my bycatch posts! These birds were all accidentally caught on the last trip, not the current one.

Mountain Chickadee:

I’m so angry at you that my wing and my tail are becoming one! This is my superpower!

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