So, my lovely wife is doing some volunteering for a group that does bird banding and monitoring (a MAPS study - Migratory Avian Productivity and Survivorship), Southern Appalachian Raptor Research at the Big Bald Banding Station (www.bigbaldbanding.com). I've been tagging along, helping when and where I can, and taking photos the rest of the time. It's been great!
I was sharing a few of the photos I took with Mark Hopey, the guy who runs the banding station, and the other volunteers. He sent one of them off to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy who is a funding source for the banding projects. They ran a bit in the most recent issue of their magazine, AT Journeys, that included my photo (and others, plus information about SARR).
I've got photo cred (mine is the one on the left, with my lovely wife picking a Canada warbler from one of the mist nets)!
On a side note, go here: http://www.appalachiantrail.org/donate and donate to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, because the Appalachian Trail is awesome.
Also, go here: http://bigbaldbanding.org/donate/ and donate or volunteer for Southern Appalachian Raptor Research, because migratory birds and raptors are awesome.