14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A black-and-white warbler retrieved in power line clearing in Patuxent, Maryland.

This bird was captured in a mist net below a power line clearing, in a song bird habitat purposefully preserved by a power company. A man is holding this bird in order to take body measurements and attach a band to the birds ankle as part of a long-term monitoring study.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Patuxent, Maryland, United States of America
Copyright: © Sammie Alexander