2017 Snow Goose Festival, Chico CA: January 25-29
Sue and I attended the 18th annual Snow Goose Festival. It's our 17th year in attendance. At the festival, hundreds of people enjoy a variety of field trips and special events over a 5-day period. Each year new field trips are offered to keep the interest levels high. This year was no exception. We were blown away by a group of raptor researchers who came from Southern California to trap and band raptors. This field excursion was offered to participants of the festival - Sue and I were lucky to be a part of the group. In two mornings, the raptor team managed to successfully capture a variety of raptor species. Click on large photo for slide show; or click on individual photos. Enjoy!
The next morning the research team manged to capture and band a Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawk and an American Kestrel. Dear friends Lynne and Larry Moore and Betty and Paul Wilms were with us on the trip. Karly Moore, a member of the raptor research team, is the niece of Lynne and Larry.