Photo Page Eight 

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Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Seen on Cross Lake on October 12, 2002.
This is the third known record of this species in this area.

Photo by: Jeff Trahan

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Hummer Rescue 911

Hummer Rescue 911

May 4, 2002, Tom Walker's Farm

Photos by Jerry Bertrand

While bird banding, a Ruby throated Hummingbird was accidentaly caught in one of the mist nets. Dr. Jim Ingold removed the bird, and handed it to BSG member Shirley Huss. The hummer was in a state of shock and appeared near death. Shirley cupped her hands around the hummer and we hurried back to the banding table to try and revive it.

A hummingbird feeder provided sugar water but, how to get the sugar into the bird? Attempts to put the birds beak in the sugar solution failed to produce a response. I was familiar with capillary action so I put a drop of sugar water on my finger and touched my finger to the hummers bill. Initially capillary action allowed the sugar water to flow into the semingly dead bird's bill. After a few minutes, during which 2 drops of sugar water were drawn in, the hummer sat up and started drinking the solution on my finger.

A few minutes, and several drops of sugar water, later the hummer had recovered enough to fly into a nearby tree.

What an amazing experience for everyone.

Photo by Jerry Bertrand

May 2002

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Spotted Towhee

December 22, 2002

C. Bickham Dickson Park

Spotted Towhee (female)

Photo by Jeff Trahan

Spotted Towhee

Banded by Jim Ingold at the home of BSG members
Hubert & Pat Hervey

Photo by Pat Hubert

Stonewall, LA

Winter, 2002

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Western Kingbird

July 1, 2003

Six active Western Kingbird nests had been located in the Shreveport, LA area by BSG members: Linda Adrion, Vicki LeFevers, Nancy Menasco, Jerry Bertrand, Norma Cobb, and Lily Poole.

Photo by Rosemary Seidler

Western Kingbird nest

Photo by Lily Poole

Nesting Western Kingbird

July 2003

Photo by Rosemary Seidler

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