Last day of April – Lowville

Saturday April 30 – Lowville

Yet another cold morning to finish out the month of April.. the nets were all frosty when we opened them. It has been such a cold spring so far! I think we’re all hoping that this is the last cold day, but we’ll see. Despite it being a cold morning, we still managed to catch some birds. People brought snacks too, so that always helps on a cold day :). I was joined by Aliya and Rob, Liam, Sam, and Renessa. We caught 30 birds for the day, and had a fair number of wrens which was interesting (4 House Wrens, 3 Winter). We have been hearing the beautiful song of the Winter Wren pretty much every day of April, but we don’t catch them very frequently.

5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Winter Wren
4 House Wren
3 Hermit Thrush
5 White-throated Sparrow

1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Winter Wren
1 American Tree Sparrow
6 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow

TOTAL: 30 (19 banded, 11 recaps)


House Wren – see comparison to Winter Wren below

Winter Wren – compared to the more ubiquitous House Wren this tiny bird is smaller and more compact that a House Wren. They also have a darker look overall, more of an obvious eyeline, and a darker patterned breast. Compare to the House Wren above that has clean pale breast.

Winter Wren

Hermit Thrushes

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