The Evanston Banding

Hi all! Just a quick note to say that Matt and Mary have successfully banded the four Evanston Library chicks! Since Mary and I were able to get the adult IDs in an earlier trip, I decided not to go up this year for the banding. I am going to save my extra hours to attend some bandings where we don’t have both adult IDs. Here’s a short VIDEO. As usual, it was VERY well attended.

The library folks have come up with great names for their three girls and one boy:

  • Neal – for Neal Ney, semi-professional bird and nature lover, former Evanston Public Library Director.
  • Brigid – for Brigid O’Shaughnessy the main female character in the Maltese Falcon.
  • Mistress Hussey – for Mistress Margaret Hussey who was compared to a falcon by poet John Skelton.
  • Rebecca – for Rebecca West the author of Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia.

Congratulations Evanston!

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~ by Steph on May 30, 2008.