Monday, September 29, 2014

Quiet Weekend

Banding this weekend was quiet and slow. The weather was unseasonably warm with a wind from the south. As much as we enjoyed the weather it really didn't push any birds south in big numbers. I did catch a few migrants and a Black-capped Chickadee I banded earlier in the month. It was fun to compare data from earlier and notice that the chickadee had changed it's molt pattern.

A bird I always like to see is the Ovenbird. We have breeders locally but see migrants through September.
A significant change in the weather is coming later in the week and I expect more leaves to fall and more migrants to show up. We have a banding program next Saturday and it should be busy.

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