May. 28th, 2011


May. 28th, 2011 01:20 pm
lex: Text reading "what is this I don't even." (what is this I don't even)
Okay so I probably forgot to mention before I left, but I'm on the island now! One week into the two weeks, actually. It's amazing and I really, really, REALLY want to be a bird bander. I helped out at the banding station one morning and it was possibly the coolest thing I have done in my life. I'm not allowed to actually band, or remove the birds from the nets, or even use the bander's grip to hold the birds, but I got to release a bunch and take down the records and I learned all kinds of stuff, and I can age and sex and identify SO MANY BIRDS now! We caught the tail end of the warbler migration, so there have been a lot of truly gorgeous birds that I have never seen in my life. Also, cedar waxwings are rock stars, I swear to god. So cool.


Oh hey, if anyone wants a postcard from the island, hit me up with your address at swordage at gmail dot com! I can send things out on Monday. :D