Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bird Banding from a Bird's Perspective

I've had a B.C. cartoon strip about bird banding on my refrigerator since the last week in January, waiting for a chance to use it. When Charlie's banded woodpecker provided the perfect opportunity, I set about getting permission to use the strip I had cut out, plus the rest of the strips in the bird banding series. I located the strips themselves on the John Hart Studios web site, and it appeared to me that I met the criteria for using them legally, but I wanted to be sure, so I got in touch with them. What nice people, and what an interesting story. John Hart died in 2007, but his children and grandchildren are carrying on the cartoonist's work - you can read about it on their web site. I got a prompt, gracious email reply, confirming permission, so here it is - bird banding from a bird's perspective! (If you want to look at the strips full size, go to the B. C. Archives for January 26 - 30, 2009, on the John Hart Studios web site.)