A rather large team gathered at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens NY on Thursday July 2nd, to assist in the banding of the Osprey chicks and possibly Barn Owlets if any were found. Our first stop was at the nest on the West Pond trail and we were able to band one Osprey chick, but the other two fledged....though I noted them back at the nest on Saturday July 4th, so they are all doing well. Rather than getting into a lengthy post on the day's events, I will summarize that it was a very good day and let the photos tell the story. Note, on this day we did not find any Owlets though we looked as several nesting sites.
We got this guy banded before he/she could fledge.
Tags: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, bird banding, Laughing Gulls, Osprey