Rain, wind and extreme high water kept the station closed for two full days last week. Nevertheless, the species list has reached 82 for the season. Further, the numbers of new birds banded in 2008 exceede one thousand. Check out the week of May 10 to 16 at: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pFpBjD7qHqD3d1D5fM3ZIdg
Special thanks to the volunteers who have assisted at the station in recent weeks, including Kathy, Jenny, Terry, Sheila, Renee and John. Finally, the many adults and children who have visited the station and enjoyed the migrants as they pass through the park have made this spring most enjoyable.
Are you able to identify the birds above? The bottom bird is impossible as you cannot hear its song nor measure it. It is an Alder Flycatcher.