Monday April 14, 2014.  26 new     It was a slow day (compared to yesterday) and we began shutting nets because of the wind.  The temperatures dropped from the 80’s to the 60’s and the barometric pressure dropped from 29.7 to 25.7 in a matter of five hours.  Nothing but Turkey Vultures were flying, in flocks of about 30 at a time.  Six Wild Turkeys flew off as we began setting up this morning.

Four beautiful Great Blue Herons flew overhead early in the morning and also many flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds, of which not one was captured!  We did get a mixture of Brown Creepers, robins, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, a Black-and-white Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Eastern Phoebe, Winter Wren and Hermit Thrush.

Black-and-white Warbler                                                                                 Black-and-white Warbler                   Photo by Peggy Keller



American Tree Sparrow Photo by Peggy Keller

American Tree Sparrow
Photo by Peggy Keller



The variety made it nice to show a husband and wife  from South Africa who stopped in to visit the station.

Snow and ice are forecast for tomorrow … weird weather.

Marian Klik