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5/15/2005

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May 15

Today was TRCA's "Bring Back the Birds" Festival at Tommy Thompson Park. We managed to give demonstrations to about 80 park visitors! We also managed to band 86 birds and there was an excellent variety of species today. Wilson's, Northern Parula, Tennessee, Golden-winged and Canada Warbler were new arrivals as was 2 Eastern Bluebirds seen near net 9 (an unusual sighting for the research station). Good numbers of Scarlet Tanager and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were also evident. TTPBRS personnel recorded 21 species of warbler today which is the highest one-day total of the season thus far.
 
Sighting from elsewhere on the spit included a Sandhill Crane near the footbridge and both Sora and Virginia Rail at the base (seen by Ralph Toninger and Greg Sadowski of TRCA).
 
Another Great Day at TTP!
 
Dan Derbyshire