Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bird Food

Once we think we've captured, banded, and measured the finches that are paired and have nestlings, we return to the nest to double check that we caught the correct finches. This can take quite a bit both the male and female are out finding caterpillars for their young, so there is often time to observe other birds and their behaviour. This post is all about birds and their food, but first, the Galapagos dove. Another endemic species, but with beautiful blue around the eyes and bright coloured legs. At one of our processing stations, one of the doves meandered through the camp looking for food, and proved to be a fairly cooperative model

And now some for some birds both eating and getting fed!

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