Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Back for the start of the new year

I haven't been very good about keeping up with this blog because of the holidays and all but I think I should be able to be more efficient from now on. Not lots has been happening banding wise but a couple of things have been interesting lately.

I got a note from Illinois that a Fork-tailed Flycatcher was being seen in East Moline about the same time the same species was being seen in Finlayson, MN. I hope to post some pictures later of the Illinois bird.

We have also been tracking Golden Eagle #42 as it has come back to western Wisconsin after spending the winter in northern Canada. It's been hanging out and feeding on deer carcasses near our Wisconsin banding site.

Finally, I will be totaling up last years banding numbers and will post that soon also. It was probably my best year as far as numbers but if it hadn't been for all those young Purple Martins I banded my numbers wouldn't be as high. I did notice a definite lack of warblers banded this year.