Green-tailed Towhee
Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island

A Green-tailed Towhee was captured and banded on Plum Island today.
Present at the station were Station Manager Janet Standley, banding volunteers
Melanie Pearlstein, Alexandra Erickson, and Ganson Purcell, and Joppa Flats
Sanctuary Director Bill Gette (along with a very lucky high school group from
Reading, Mass.) Fortunately, Bill called me and I could get there before the bird
was released. I managed to get a few photos (below). Perhaps the strong winds
of last weekend facilitated the arrival of our visitor. Quite a bird to get on the last
day of the banding season!

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