Saturday, May 03, 2008

Flitters and twitters, part 1

Spring might actually be appearing in the hinterlands. Despite the relatively high winds, the bird banding was good at Ritter Farm today. Fifteen birds of ten species, using only one short and two long nets. Most birds (caught and uncaught) were foraging on or near the ground; insect life is at a premium right now.

Fingers are crossed that the wind will abate for tomorrow's session at Mr. Neil's in Menomonie.

Today's ten (sorry, too lazy at the moment for Latin names; maybe tomorrow?):

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Field Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Northern Waterthrush
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Gray Catbird
Northern Cardinal

1 comment:

lucyklettenberg said...

I'm a Latin name snob about perennials, but birds-common names work. It being tomorrow wouldn't help me with the Latin names,Sialia
Lucy