Pictures from my research and other adventures.

Me using the spectrometer to measure this male Cardinal's "reddness" for my Master's research

Taking pictures of Male Cardinal's facemask area for Master's research.
Mist net and decoy (taxidermy mount) male Cardinal used for behavioral trials.
My research subject! A typical (beautiful) female Northern Cardinal.
First hand experience with seed-crushing bill.
A rare Mississippi snow doesn't stop the field work!
Lovely male Cardinal
Female Cardinal
Female Cardinal
Two egg Cardinal clutch.
Five day old Cardinal nestling and unhatched egg.
Female Cardinal on her nest (look for the red-orange bill)
Hatch Day Cardinals

We didn't just catch Cardinals, I got the chance to catch and handle MANY fun bird species over the years, here are a few!

Oven Bird
Red-Breasted Nuthatch Pair
White-Eyed Vireo
White-Throated Sparrow
Winter Wren
Worm-Eating Warbler
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
American Robin
Red-Eyed Vireo
Purple Finch pair
Pine Warbler
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Eastern Towhee
Golden-Crowned Kinglet
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Fox Sparrow
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
American Goldfinch
Hermit Thrush
Hooded Warbler
Indigo Bunting
Kentucky Warbler
Cedar Waxwing (showing waxy wing tips)
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown Creeper
Black-Throated Green Warbler
Field Sparrow
Downy Woodpecker

General Field Work Pictures!

Sleepy Eastern Screech Owl
LARGE Gray Rat Snake
Northern Slimy Salamander
Baby American Toad
Chuck-Will's-Widow "nest"
Vireo Nest
Vireo Nest at 7 AM
Same Vireo Nest at 10 AM (Gray Rat Snake)
Garter Snake
White-Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Armadillo Babies
Armadillo Babies
Leopard Moth (incubated from caterpillar!)
Towhee Nest (I witnessed depredation by a catbird here)
Cricket Frog
Pitcher Plant
Pygmy Rattlesnake
Pygmy Rattlesnake
Black Racer
Fence Lizard (nice colorful male)
Mud Turtle
Ring-Necked Snake
Spring Peeper

Other Fun Pictures!

Big Bend National Park
Riding in Falmouth, UK
At Stonehenge
Snowdonia National Park, Wales
Snorkeling on Marine Science study abroad class in Jamaica
Paris - Study Abroad
Drinking Swiss Miss in Switzerland
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park