4/09/2013

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The Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station began its spring migration monitoring on a frigid morning April 2nd. Catch a glimpse of some of TTP's early arrivals and resident species.



April 2, 2013
Cold start to the first day of banding (it was too windy to open nets yesterday) but this Hairy Woodpecker was a nice surprise.






April 3, 2013
It was a very slow and frosty morning for banding today, with only a couple of American Tree Sparrows banded, but here is a female Northern Cardinal.




April 4, 2013
Bird of the day! Male American Woodcock.




April 8, 2013
We just captured our first Hermit Thrush of the season, a second year bird.




April 9, 2013
After hatch year female American Kestrel.




Early April, 2013 Wildlife Sightings
More birds hanging around Tommy Thompson Park. Pictures captured by Ian Sturdee, TTP naturalist