Monday, September 6, 2010

September 3 - Fall Migration Monitoring

Fall continues to push summer further away, at least that's the impression you get from the birds. Lincoln's and Song Sparrows continue to increase, and singles of Fox Sparrow and Golden-crowned Kinglet are sure signs of fall pushing in. A few Common Nighthawks continue to be seen over the ponds, plus a Western Tanager in the woodlot, and a Swainson's Thrush recaught that was originally banded in early August. Also five Purple Martins were seen this morning which will probably move out once this next front pushes through.

Not all the sightings around the station are bird related, coyote scat in the area is showing that they are around and enjoying the blackberries. A Pacific Chorus Frog that has been heard behind the banding lab, was finally seen today slowly crawling amongst the blackberries.

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