October 29, 2012 – Bird banding at Peveto Woods

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.

P1100379P1100381 P1100384When I stepped out of my car, I noticed something in the middle of the road and discovered a sparrow.P1100378I 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.P1100385When I first arrived, I did a little bit of exploring.  Shortly after, I began to help set up the mist nets.
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Soon enough birds were flying into the mist nets.

P1100403And the banding began…

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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

P1100544 P1100555 P1100507After such a full week-end, I needed the dashboard diva to keep me company all the way back to Thibodaux.
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