Last arrivals

                                                HY Townsend's solitaire

                                                                           Boreal owl                                                                                                                                                           
A few stragglers and late arrivals showed up during our last couple of days of standard banding! Boreal owls are an irruptive species with a lot of them moving south every 5 to 7 years. Looking at other Northern banding station totals, Boreals were moving south this fall. We managed to band a young female on Thursday,a first for the banding station.  If that wasn't enough of a pleasant surprise we  banded a young Townsend's solitaire on Friday ! This was a first for the Park and definitely a first for the banding station. This was a "lifer" for most of the banding team.