Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Spring Migration is Winding Down; Summer is Here.

The push is over. Chickadees and Pine Warblers and Brown-headed Nuthatches have fledged their young. The Blackpoll Warblers have passed through on their journey to the boreal forest. And a lone Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow, as photographed by Brian Taber last Sunday, sang in a sea of salt marsh south of the station. Renee, John, Sheila, Terry and I enjoyed the fair weather of the Memorial Day weekend, but banded fewer than twenty birds over the three days. 2008 has been a fine season. Here is the tally with one week remaining: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pFpBjD7qHqD3d1D5fM3ZIdg

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