Humming Bird Festival in September, Rockport, Texas
The birds were very calm and didn't seem to mind the banding process at all. We never saw one struggle to get away.
I was lucky to get to release one of the newly banded humming birds. After this humming bird was banded, the licensed bander, who is holding it in this photo, carefully placed it in my open hand. It was very calm and stayed there looking around briefly before it flew away.
Wow, how many people get to hold one of these little birds, and release it?!!
A 2011 video of the process that I found on youtube:
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82 mm (35mm equiv.)