Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Eastern Phoebe

Today, 31 March 2010, I banded the first Eastern Phoebe of the year.  Scott Weidensaul, in his excellent book Of a feather: A Brief History of American Birding, reports Audubon "banded"  the first birds in North America when he tied silver thread to two phoebes.  The birds returned to his Pennsylvania farm the next year.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dan - Just discovered your blog. My husband Dave says he remembers meeting you at a South Dakota birding event some while back. I have added you to my birding blogroll at It's good to know you are in Northfield!