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10/17/2005

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Chickadees part 2

As a followup to yesterday we ended up banding 55 BCCH today and estimated over 100 were in the count area today. Historically only 98 Chickadees had been banded at TTPBRS since our beginning with the previous record one-day banding total being 10 birds on November 1st-2004! Black-capped Chickadees are an irruptive species and these kinds of numbers are seen regularly further north but it is more unusual to see that this far south. Maybe we will see a Boreal Chickadee with them this fall!
 
Dan Derbyshire
Coordinator, Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station (TTPBRS)
Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)