November 20th – A Big Surprise!

These birds should be far to the south by now.

What a beautiful day: mild and little wind. Good banding conditions. Nancy opened the only nets we have open: the sets around the feeders that we will maintain throughout the Winter.

Very late Nashville Warbler

We were getting a lot of American Goldfinches but on one net round I noticed a very bright one. Turned out to be a very late Nashville Warbler!

Wing detail.

It was a HY (or young) male and should have been 1,000+ km to the south of us by now. I would liked to have known what his “trajectory” was that caused him to be this far north still.

HY-M Nashville Warbler


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