Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Morning Radar

      Checking the morning weather radar for indications of migration, it looks like Nebraska and Iowa are the big winners today. Strong returns indicate lots of birds landing along a line that goes from around Omaha to Des Moines all the way to Chicago.
     Unfortunately for me, it looks like lots has passed us by here in Minnesota. Last weekend was good for banding later migrants. Sparrows and Hermit Thrushes were most abundant with a few Yellow-rumped Warblers still around. As of today they could be much further south. If you do go out birding check those legs for bands.
    The "best" bird we netted was only the second ever Wood Thrush. Below is a photo of the bird taken by friend and fellow bander Amber.
   Migration days are numbered so get out there.

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