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"Pink 59" Is Christened | by brad.schram
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"Pink 59" Is Christened

Biologist Joseph Brandt installs the identifying patagial tag on the juvenile bird's right wing. It is held in place by a small nut and bolt. He followed this procedure by gluing a transmitter to one of its tail feathers before posing with the group with the bird, then releasing it back into the flight pen preparatory to future wild-release. Bitter Creek NWR, Kern County, CA.

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Taken on September 27, 2018