Sunday, May 6, 2012

It a boy!!!!!

Today, I spent the day with the crew from William & Mary, Georgia Department of Nature Resourses.  We were out to put a transmitter on a  Whimbrel. This hard working  team worked through the day to catch a Whimbrel.  So at the end of the day when the rest of the flock flew away.  One stayed.   It was caught. 
 Brad Winn and Robert Heran walked in with the bird.   We held out breath.  Was it big enough to carry a transmiter.  It was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Then these hard working scientist went into overdrive.  The tranmiter was careful put on then the bird was check.  He was good to go
He was released.  He flew east toward the full moon and then north to Egg Island Bar.  The first step is complete.  We now have one more ambassador to the Whimbrel and shorebird world.
More news to come.

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