Yearly Archives: 2010

Stéphane’s Posting for Nov. 05/10

A Few Numbers This fall, a total of 143 species were observed during the migration monitoring period. A new species for the Cabot Head area was observed, a Boreal Chickadee, on October 29. Other noteworthy sightings include: an adult Trumpeter

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 31/10

Last Day of Monitoring October 31st is not just for trick or treat! It is also the last day of bird migration monitoring at Cabot Head Research Station. It was a beautiful day with impressive snow showers! Sometimes, the view was completely obscured

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 30/10

New Arrivals Today, the second last day of migration monitoring, we had 2 male Buffleheads and one male Common Goldeneye on the basin, first sightings for this fall at Cabot Head. Nets were open for only the first 3 hours of the

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 29/10

Deserted Woods Or so it seemed for half of the morning today! For 3 hours, the nets didn’t catch any single bird; the one-hour census yielded only 8 species and very few individuals of each. A notable exception was the first flock of

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 27/10

And the Rain Finally Came We did get quite a bit of rain at Cabot Head, even though we managed to open nets most of the time. But the catch has been meager these days: it seems that most birds have move

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 22/10

The Rain That Will Not Come As a cold rain is falling hard on the Bruce Peninsula on this gray afternoon, it is a little ironic, don’t you think, to talk of the rain that will not come. It is, however, true

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 21/10

The First Snow In a curious conflagration of South and North, we got thunderstorms yesterday evening after a day of intensely strong and warm south winds, while at the same time, 2 Snow Buntings (the first of the fall detected here) were seen

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 20/10

An Unexpected Recapture Yesterday, on October 19th, among the very few birds captured, we got a Blue Jay with already a band. We checked our records, and sure enough, it was banded by us here at Cabot Head, on August 16th, 2007! Not

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 19/10

Early Risers As usual, we opened nets half an hour before sunrise. These days, it means the late time of 7:15am, really no big deal compared to the 5 o’clock of June mornings. As we were coming back to the station on

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 18/10

On the Quieter Side of Fall It seems that we are now on a calmer time, with most of the birds on the sunny side of migration. It has slowed down considerably these last few days, with now mostly Black-capped Chickadees being

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