Banded baby purple martins today! Pretty sure we ended up doing 150 by the end - which is only warm ups for Monday. Here’s one of the poles before and after - the adults were pretty curious to see how their babies were doing.
Looks like it’s still a bit rattled but it was flying around in the box which made me think it was ready. Went right into thick cover so I’m hoping it’s just getting over the shock of being scooped up and put in a box. Definitely going to keep an eye out for it.
Fledgling just hit my window pretty hard, I’ve got it boxed up with some towels on the back porch. It doesn’t seem to have any injuries, but I can’t count for internal. I’m hoping that because it hit the screened window it’ll pull through.