Tuesday-Teaser-palooza — With a Prize!

IMG_6601-002Starting tomorrow and running through October and November, our Tuesday Teaser will be a banded bird from this fall’s bird-banding project at Harrier Meadow.

To give you an added incentive, we are offering a prize to the person who correctly identifies the most birds. (In the case of a tie, the winner’s name will be drawn from a cap.)

The prize? Rick Wright of WINGS Birding Tours is graciously donating a copy of “The Warbler Guide” by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle. (Thanks, Rick!)

There will be nine total birds, some easy, some tough. Please e-mail your bird-ID to Jim Wright each Tuesday by midnight (just click” e-mail us” in the right-hand column of this blog). IDs received after midnight will not be counted. Also, the “comments” section of the Teaser will be closed so no one can post their answer.  (Just trying to be fair.)

Do not try to answer this first teaser until it is posted on Tuesday. It is a two-part question!

Mike Newhouse and his dedicated team of banders have come up with some real challenges, including this mystery bird above left. (Thanks, Mike and crew!)

To ensure a level playing field, the contest is closed to NJMC employees and banding volunteers. (Sorry, crew!)

Any other suggestions?