160713ph_Purple Martin Banding at Milford Point - JRC-NHRegister
(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Purple Martin nesting gourds at the Milford Point Coastal Center in Milford, Connecticut Wednesday, July 13, 2016, where the center's staff, the Connecticut DEEP and volunteers  retrieve approximately 2-week old Purple Martins, measure and weigh them and place bands on the fledgling birds' legs with a  federal ID and unique location markers for future identification by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife service as having been born in Milford. Purple Martins have been on the decline in Connecticut, and there is a push to collect data about where these birds are migrating and moving to throughout their lives.

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Purple Martin nesting gourds at the Milford Point Coastal Center in Milford, Connecticut Wednesday, July 13, 2016, where the center's staff, the Connecticut DEEP and volunteers retrieve approximately 2-week old Purple Martins, measure and weigh them and place bands on the fledgling birds' legs with a federal ID and unique location markers for future identification by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife service as having been born in Milford. Purple Martins have been on the decline in Connecticut, and there is a push to collect data about where these birds are migrating and moving to throughout their lives.