Last week, a Northern Harrier chased a Palm Warbler into one of the N.J. Meadowlands Commission's mist net. NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse, who runs the commission's bird-banding research, and his crew of volunteers banded the bird and allowed us to take several close-ups of this charismatic bird.
We thought we would share a few here. We will show more at the Montclair Bird Club next week. More details are here.
In case you are wondering, this first-year bird had a wing length of 320mm. The weight was literally off the scales.
More photos follow.