I'm finally re-visiting Duluth and Hawk Ridge. These birds are captured, but they don't end up on the Thanksgiving table. They are banded and released. Their goose is not cooked!
A volunteer showcases a blue jay's feathers. This is an exciting (I'm joking. Most people don't like Jays) part of the Hawk Weekend Festival September 14-16. www.hawkridge.org It celebrates the Fall migration of birds with bird adoptions, among other events. In short, Hawk ridge is such a great spot for banding because the birds don't want to fly over Lake Superior as they migrate. I don't blame them one bit. And for a small fee you can hold and release a captured bird. Jays are free. Just kidding.
Wasn't it fun to see their feathers from all sides? A brief demo and off they go. Where migration will take them no one knows.
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