Humming Bird Festival in September, Rockport, Texas. A trained and licensed bander works with a humming bird
In addition to the band, hummingbirds are often identified with a temporary color-mark so that the bird can be identified again without retrapping. The color only lasts for a while, and disappears as plumage is replaced.
When a bird is banded, the bander collects data about the bird's age, sex, condition, and plumage characteristics. Measurements include the wing chord (length of the flattened wing from wrist to tip of the longest primary feather), tail length, mass, and bill length. After the bird is banded and released, the bander files data with the BBL.
Whenever a banded bird is recaptured by another bander, the information is also sent to the BBL. The banding lab notifies the original bander of the place and date their bird was recaptured. The bander who recaptured the bird is also notified where and when the bird was originally banded.
My Other Featured Images Here
SPOTLIGHT Images: http://kodak.aminus3.com/image/2009-07-04.html
COLOR SPOTLIGHT Images: http://kodak.aminus3.com/image/2011-09-08.html
82 mm (35mm equiv.)