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Little hummers: Tiny birds get banded on Badger Mountain

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BADGER MOUNTAIN — There’s a technique to banding hummingbirds.

“You hold it like a cigar,” said bander Mark Myers. “You’re really using all of your fingers — two are gently pressing against the wings so they don’t flap, and the others are supporting the body.”

With the bird on its back Saturday, Myers gently teased out a leg, popped a band on it and secured it with a pair of pliers that only close to the width of the band.

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