Sunday, November 22, 2009

Kinda Quiet

A good dawn chorus had us crossing our fingers but as has been the case the past few weeks we got most birds very early before the area grew very quiet. Right a dawn we did catch a Hermit Thrush.

Hermit Thrush

An interesting catch just before dawn was this Eastern Pheobe. Usually we catch them later in the morning and we did get another a couple of hours later. This one must have wanted and early start or trying to get the best perch before other birds.

Eastern Pheobe

One more early bird was this House Wren. Just noticed that the bill is a bit crossed.

House Wren

As Susan was walking down the trail she thinks she must have stepped on a branch near the edge of the net lane which caused a sharp snap. Moments later she began to hear a very loud buzzing and was greeted by many Bumble Bees!

Seems they have taken residence in the pile of dried Ceaser Weed stalks and burrowed out a hole within.

Bumble Bee

Tread lightly!

Next Banding Day: Sunday, November 29th.

We will open nets by 6:30 A.M.

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