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Purple Martin being Fitted with a Tracking Device.

Went to the Ellis Bird Farm outside of Lacombe and lucked out-the scientists were fitting the birds with geo? that attached to the bird’s feathers and banding them as well. These will be removed next year when they return to the site after providing the scientists with valuable information regarding their journey of thousands of miles during migration.. Thanks to my friend Diane who alerted me to this event.

©Jane Chesebrough


3 responses

  1. It is truly amazing the migration flights birds embark on. Nature’s wonders!!!

    June 18, 2012 at 8:20 am

    • I recommend the movie “Migration.” Stunning visuals and information on distances travelled.

      June 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  2. Ditto David’s comments!

    June 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

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