Migration Monitoring
April 16th, 2007

A less than perfect banding day with gusty NW winds, so that only the most sheltered nets in the valley could be opened. Then when it started to rain… I called it quits.

Migration is pretty much stalled, as indicated by the lack of “new” birds. Retrapped birds outnumbered “new” birds by a significant margin.

The river was all but deserted by the birds. Even the pair of Canada Geese that have been squawking at me for the last couple weeks as I passed “their” spot on the bank were absent. One muskrat was quite oblivious to the wind and spitting rain happily swimming near the shore and puttering around on the bank.

Banded 6

1 Mourning Dove
1 Blue Jay
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 American Robin
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Dark eyed Junco

Retrapped 10

9 Dark eyed Junco
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet


Leave a Reply