bird class

On May 30th, our Field Methods in Conservation Biology class went out to UC Davis' Russell Ranch to learn about catching, measuring, and banding birds. The majority of this film is the two Ash-throated Flycatchers stuck in our mist net... they make a rather annoying high-pitched squeak, so you my want your headphones on if you have neighbors. =)

No animals were physically harmed on this trip, though they will have some stories for their grandchicks. The Tree Swallow at the end was banded as a chick several years ago.

Tagging and Bagging from Patrick Hilton on Vimeo.

Side note: My first HD video on my new camera and computer. =)

For more pictures of this trip, see a series of young birds in compromising positions.