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.