The end of the Yellow Rails and Rice Festival included one more banding opportunity a little bit further west and south. I left Jennings before dawn and was almost to Hwy 82 when the sun finally began to rise. The last time I was in this area, I was doing bird surveys along the Louisiana coast just after the oil spill in 2010. I noticed rock breakers had changed the landscape since my last visit and I decided to stop and photograph them in the morning light.
When I stepped out of my car, I noticed something in the middle of the road and discovered a sparrow.I decided to bring it with me to the banding to see if it could be identified. It rode alongside my dashboard diva to the Peveto Woods Bird Sanctuary.When I first arrived, I did a little bit of exploring. Shortly after, I began to help set up the mist nets.
Soon enough birds were flying into the mist nets.
Peveto Woods Sanctuary is beautiful and I enjoyed the banding as well as walking around. It was a great way to end my Yellow Rails and Rice Festival. I look forward to visiting this preserve again. http://www.braudubon.org/peveto-woods-sanctu