Purple Martin Banding went well Sat.

From Phyllis Groner:

The Friends of the Sherwood Island Nature Center in the past two years have taken over the responsibility of the Nesting Gourds once owned by former Westporter Phil Donahue who had them on his property before he moved.   Tina Green, a Westporter said: “I brought the Martins here and monitor them…..last year we banded 105 martins.  The Sherwood Island Nature Center bands their Martins with a red band.  Every banding site bands with their own color so it is easier to follow their migration paths and to see which return.

 

PHOTOS BY PHYLLIS GRONER:
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