Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Summer 2007

This is where I spent my summer looking for very small Piping Plovers (the one right below) and talking to people about birds, nature, The Nature Conservancy, etc. It has been an absolute pleasure working in this beautiful place and I have learned so much!

I went out one day with Damon from my office, banding osprey chicks for research purposes. It was a pretty cool experience, we rode around in a launch (tinnie for the Aussies) through the bayshores of the Delaware Bay. When we would come to a nest we would hop out and take a ladder to the nest which is sitting on a platform about 15 feet in the air. The parents would often be aggressive swoopign down at us which Damon climbed on a ladder to secure the tinyaluminum bands on their legs. After he was finished I got a chance to climb up and check it all out.