Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Earthwatch Team ??: Day 3 Academy Bay

The volunteers from the third team headed to the field today at our Academy Bay site. Both teams had a productive morning collecting lots of data and getting more familiar with the plants and finches that we study. The first finch of the morning brought out some of the paparazzi... Now the finch knows what it's like to be a celebrity!

The volunteers do not touch the birds, but they observe us when we remove the birds from the mist nets, which they watch with rapt attention.

The area around Academy Bay has lots of the food the finches enjoy, so we caught sight of several finches happily munching on native foods.


We also saw a finch that had just taken a bath and hadn't had time to style its feathers just yet... Or maybe it was just having a bad feather day...

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