Migration Monitoring
April 25th, 2007

I was a little surprised that there were rain drops on my car windshield at 5:45 this morning; the forecast called for a mix of sun and cloud. The rain gradually intensified all morning, to a steady rain by 10:30 when I closed up. (With soaked jeans, and fingers chilled to the bone) So much for forecasts! The birds were not impressed by the weather either. I did a quick census, more or less to see what was on the river, but it was very quiet. No “new species” to report today.
Banded 25
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Blue Jay
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
2 Chipping Sparrows
2 Song Sparrows
1 Common Grackle
2 Brown-headed Cowbirds
13 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 6

3 American Goldfinches
2 Song Sparrows,
1 American Robin


It seems the ‘Junco: Finch or Sparrow?’ debate has heated up a little with a rebuttal to the ’embittered hag’s’ tirade by Jerry the Junco. Feel free to add your opinion (we’re pretending opinions are worth considering in these matters, which they aren’t). See that post by clicking here.


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