Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sept 12 - Fall Migration Monitoring

A soggy, wet, rainy day meant no banding today. Census was done, and it seemed that every Yellow Warbler I looked at had a band on it. Apparently, we are doing a fine job at catching most of the Yellow Warblers that visit Iona Island. The rain did make it difficult in finding a lot of birds, either because the birds were hunkering down in the vegetation or the rain made it difficult to hear or see them. What did turn up were a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Warbling Vireos, Orange-crowned Warblers, and Lincoln's Sparrows. Decent numbers of Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, and Savannah Sparrows were noted despite the rain. A few Bank Swallows were still hanging in and one Semipalmated Plover flew over. Otherwise, here's hoping for a drier day tomorrow.

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