Migration Monitoring – October 3rd, 2007

The strong south wind was the dominating factor today. Warm, mind you, but really windy!

The nets were billowed by the wind, which decreases their effectiveness in 2 ways:
1) The billowed nets become more visible to the birds (especially when filled with leaves!)
2) And the birds tend to “bounce” out when they hit, rather than fall into the pockets of the nets.

So it was not a great surprise that our numbers were lower today.

Elaine Serena and her friends were out this morning, and it was nice to have the help, (especially extracting leaves at closing time) and the cheery company.

The Pileated Woodpecker put on quite a show for us.

Banded 18:
1 Eastern Wood Peewee
2 Black-capped Chickadees
2 Ruby Crowned Kinglets
1 Swainson’s Thrush
1 Tennessee Warbler
9 Yellow-rumped Warblers
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 White-throated Sparrow

Retrapped 6
2 Black-capped Chickadees
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Grey-cheeked Thrush
1 Myrtle Warbler
1 White-throated Sparrow


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