Sunday, April 12, 2009

April 12, 2009

Another noisy start and another mediocre catch today. At least the migrants are still around. All we banded today was a few Gray Catbirds. We spent the majority of the morning bird watching instead, which isn't a horrible way to spend a few hours of the day.

Highlights of the watching were: Worm-eating Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Brown Thrasher, Tutfted Titmouse, Chimney Swift, Cedar Waxwing, Indigo Bunting, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo. Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Susan also had the best find: a Coral Snake. Time to watch our steps.

Didn't take any pictures until the end of the morning. While closing up nets, we spotted a Barred Owl right next to net #8. Earlier, a clump of feathers was found here. Wonder if the owl got something from our net for a snack?

If so, it only gave me a wink.

Barred Owl

The owl was trying to rest so picture taking was brief but how can you resist a little photo shoot with a close, willing subject?

Barred Owl

Sleepy time.

Barred Owl

Next Banding Day: Sunday, April 19th.
We will open nets around 6:25 A.M.

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