Tuesday, April 3, 2007
The Migration Heats Up.
Over the weekend and into the new week, the spring migration slowly gathered steam. The first Common Yellowthroat and Northern Parula were netted over the weekend. This morning, Parulas were singing along with Black and White Warblers, White-throated Sparrows, Winter Wrens AND Eastern Towhees, together with the usual suspects.
New groups of Song and Swamp Sparrows were banded along with three Yellow Palm Warblers, including the individual pictured above. Today's final tally was 22 new banded, 9 recaptures. There was one new species-an American Robin. Now we shall see what the cool weather forecast through the Easter weekend brings to First Landing.