a male Magnolia Warbler
I am working as a volunteer with the Toronto Birding Observatory a non profit organization that bands birds to help study migration patterns and the health of the general bird population.
I took a week off earlier to help because this is warbler season. We didn't catch a single warbler during my week off.....heard and saw them all around us but none in the net. Yesterday I was at the nets for eight hours and all we caught was a pair of white throated sparrows.
Today two hours in very near freezing and we caught this fellow, (we cheered :-) a pair of American Redstarts, an Ovenbird, a nuthatch and a chickadee.
Happy happy banders :)