Monthly Archives: September 2012

Birds of the Band

The bird banding at Prairie Ridge today yielded some nice catches. Downies, Thrashers, Yellowthroats, Phoebes, Song Sparrows, Titmice, Wrens, Palm and Yellow Warblers, and an unidentified Empidonax flycatcher all landed in our nets and received a special silver-colored band as … Continue reading

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Oh the Cuckoo

Oh, the cuckoo, she’s a pretty bird, Lord, she warbles as she flies; She’ll never say cuckoo Till the fourth day of July. This is the chorus of a very old song and perhaps tells us something about the bird’s … Continue reading

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Stealth Scarlet

I had the pleasure of joining Tom Driscoll on a walk he led down the old Bynum Bridge and along the river trail along the north side of the Haw. We were low on warblers but had some nice looks … Continue reading

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The Palms are Back!

Yes, indeed. I missed them last year, but this year, the weedy edges of the gravel road at Lake Betz in RTP have gone unmowed and the habitat is playground for these warblers. I conservatively counted 6 Palm Warblers, but … Continue reading

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Mason Farm

“The Mason Farm land was received by the University in 1894 by bequest of Mary Elizabeth Morgan Mason, one of the last descendants of the Morgan family, who had settled in this southeast corner of Orange County in the 1740s. … Continue reading

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Banding at Prairie Ridge

Today I had the privilege of serving alongside of others at Prairie Ridge. We netted well over 35 birds this morning, and all of us were quite busy. Here are some photos of the event:

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Cold Front at Bond Park

This morning was so cool that I had to turn off the window fan about 6:30am. By 7am, I was at the beaver pond at Bond Park. Michael showed up later, and together we saw the birds that the cold … Continue reading

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