This blog is brought to you by BioDiversity Research Institute and is dedicated to a discussion about a nesting house finch at biologist Wing Goodale's house.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Finch's Preparing Nest for Second Clutch
I am just out of the field and back for a couple of moments and was excited to see that the finches are reworking the nest for another round. This is exciting and we will be able to watch the nest building, egg laying, and then hopefully another group of chicks being raised.
I am out straight at this point conducting research so I haven't been able to post as often as I would like, but I will keep tabs on this nest and look for your great reports.
Patrick Keenan - BioDiversity Research Institute, Education and Outreach Coordinator. Patrick's focus is to bring the science of wildlife and BRI's mission to people in Maine and around the world. His background as a research biologist and educator, help him to relate the many trials that wildlife face. Wing Goodale - BioDiversity Research Institute, Research Biologist, Eagle Webcam Program Director, Coastal Birds Program Director.
He carries outs diverse fieldwork from conducting bird surveys to testing seabird eggs for mercury to capturing and collecting blood from bald eagles. When not in the field, Goodale prepares scientific papers, conducts GIS analysis, manages Biodiversity’s Web site, and oversees BRI’s live eagle Web camera.
Chris DeSorbo - BioDiversity Research Institute, Research Biologist, Raptor Program Director.
DeSorbo works on a wide variety of bird-focused research projects, emphasizing intensive research on bald eagles in numerous states. When not in the field, DeSorbo prepares scientific papers and works to expand the scope of the raptor program at BRI.