Sep 22, 2023, 8:58:38 PMSep 22
Wow. What a strange fall migration season this has been. It is a rare day that I band more birds than either the Chico Basin or Barr Lake stations! I had a whopping total of 15 birds today, and may have had more if I hadn’t been blown out about 945. There were actually a lot of birds around today, and many moving in the willows, up until the time the nets were perpendicular to the poles! I also saw more flocks moving down the creek than I have all season - several of smaller birds, and one flock of 250+ RW Blackbirds. Plus low fly-bys of Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks.
This follows 10 birds on Wednesday, and 7 birds Thursday. Sigh.
RB Nuthatch (2)
Chipping Sparrows (2). Most years I’ve had about 1000 by now - this year - 150.
FOS Savannah Sparrow
Spotted Towhee (2)
Wilson’s Warbler (5, incl 2 ad F)
Have a good weekend,