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4/11/2011

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Spring Migration Monitoring: April 9-11

Hermit Thrush by Brett Tryon

Lots of birds showed up over the last couple of days. Saturday was gorgeous, then Sunday and Monday brought rain and wind that forced us to shut down nets early. We did manage to get some banding in though, and the totals have been steadily increasing each day.

April 9

Birds Banded

Eastern Phoebe: 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet: 2
Hermit Thrush: 1
American Tree Sparrow: 1
Song Sparrow: 4

Recaptures

Eastern Phoebe: 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet: 2

Song Sparrow by Brett Tryon

April 10

Birds Banded

Downy Woodpecker: 1
Eastern Phoebe: 1
Brown Creeper: 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet: 13
American Robin: 1
American Tree Sparrow: 4
Fox Sparrow: 1
Song Sparrow: 2
Dark-eyed Junco: 3

Recaptures

Black-capped Chickadee: 1

New Species:

Chipping Sparrow
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

Field Sparrow by Brett Tryon

April 11

Birds Banded

Eastern Phoebe: 2
Brown Creeper: 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet: 11
Hermit Thrush: 2
American Robin: 1
American Tree Sparrow: 2
Field Sparrow: 2
Fox Sparrow: 2
Song Sparrow: 7
Dark-eyed Junco: 13

New Species

Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Great Egret
Myrtle Warbler
Northern Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal