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4/05/2011

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Spring Migration Monitoring: April 3

Sunday was another gorgeous day, and it was great to see so many people out at the park enjoying nature. We had a few new species including Brown Creeper, Eastern Meadowlark, Canvasback, Glaucous Gull and Greater Yellowlegs. There were 2 Iceland Gulls still hanging around on the ice as well.

Birds banded:

Song Sparrow

Brown Creeper

American Robin

Recaptures:

American Robin

Black-capped Chickadee

After banding was over we took a stroll over to Cell 1 to see if the King Eider was still there. It was quite close and with the scope we had excellent looks. It really is a beautiul bird. We also took a peak at the Long-eared Owls, and were able to make out the different generations of flight feathers by the different patterns of barring.

Hopefully when the weather turns, we will have another wave of migrants!