We have never attended a bird banding with the KTOS (Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society). We were able to attend one this week and it was great! We saw a few birds we had never seen before and everyone was so great with our kids. I'm so thankful for all of the opportunities they have to learn more about what they are interested in and to get hands on experience with it. The kids were so excited that they jumped out of bed when I woke them up at 5 a.m. I didn't know if they'd really get up that early.
We got there at dusk and had a pretty good walk back to the house where they set up. We did net runs with them and then watched the banding. The kids got to release several birds. After the banding we ate a picnic lunch and the kids ran around for awhile. It was a great day!
Ethan, of course, came prepared to collect insects.
It rained just a little and Luke was catching rain drops coming off the porch.
"Look Mom, I have anntenas"