February 2nd – Meteorological Consternation Reigns!

Meteorological consternation reigned this morning as Ruthven Rick, that lovable furry-faced prognosticator, got mixed readings. At 9:30 he could NOT see his shadow; at 10:30 he could.
What does this mean for the millions of farmers, gardiners, and other land users/abusers who count on his predictions to get ready for the planting season or simply to plan holidays?
Well….it means: don’t count on rodents to run your life!

Banded 9:
5 Black-capped Chickadees
1 Dark-eyed Junco
3 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 21:
1 Downy Woodpecker
8 Black-capped Chickadees
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
5 American Tree Sparrows
1 White-throated Sparrow
1 Dark-eyed Junco
4 American Goldfinches

ET’s: 17 spp.


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