Friday, August 29, 2014

Glue-bray Catgnatchers, Flestern Wycatchers, and the Matthew L. Brady Reserve

Here is a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher (51st island record, found by Rob Rockly), in mallow, a limited resource on the island that is much sought after by birds.  The SEFI Landbird Conservation Consortium is currently transplanting ~14 mallows from a site that is to be demolished and turned into exotic-free seabird nesting habitat.  The mallow will be moved to a reserve located halfway between the PRBO and Coast Guard houses.  It will be named after a great mallow conservationist of yesteryear, Matthew L. Brady.

This Western Kingbird is upset, probably because it is in my hand.

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