Sunday, April 26, 2009
Things Are Heating Up.
This weekend has been a warm one at the Station. Each day under bright sun the temperature has reached the 80s before noon. Such heat surpresses bird activity and can present a danger to birds caught in a mist net. But before dawn and in the early hours of the morning, the south winds have brought migrants to the Station and into our nets. Today these three arrivals, Prothonotary, Yellow-breasted Chat and Chestnut-sided, were among the eight species of warblers banded. The others were: Myrtle, Black and White, Prairie, Common Yellowthroat and Northern Parula.