Oops! Here is the missing April 25th post

The completely overcast sky and co operatively light wind makes a perfect banding combination. It should follow then, that the nets were busy. Although we had some luck with the nets, it was the ground traps that really paid off today. The rain held off, just a few spits at closing time.

There was a small movement of White-throated Sparrows evident at the park today.

There were increased numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers around, but seemingly these birds liked the spruce trees in front of the mansion, and refused to venture anywhere near the nets. In amongst the Myrtles was a lone Pine Warbler, the first for the year.

Another “first” was a Broad-winged Hawk, soaring quite high with 5 Turkey Vultures.

The river was unusually quiet on Census.

I found my first wood tick (on me) today.

Banded 25:
3 Tree Swallows
2 Blue Jays
1 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Chipping Sparrows
1 Field Sparrow
1Swamp Sparrow
9 White Throated Sparrows
1 Red-Winged Blackbird
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 American Goldfinches

Retraps 15:
2 Tree Swallows
1 Field Sparrows
4 Song Sparrows
6 Brown-headed Cowbirds
2 American Goldfinches.

ET’s 40


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