The threatening weather couldn’t keep 6 hearty CAMN members from their mission to see the banding of a red-cockaded woodpecker nestling! And the weather did more than threaten, at one point drenching the crew and stopping the banding process.
For our host, biologist Bill Holimon (ANHC) it meant missing the short window to band both nestlings in that particular nest, but at least there was one.
The concerned RCW parents hung around so everyone got a good look at them. One particular parent who had a big bug in its beak for it’s young patiently waited on the tree as a decoy so that we would spot the young ‘uns, giving us great views of her and even some passable pics.