Monthly Archives: September 2010

Stéphane’s Post for Sept. 27/10

In Between Storms! This last week has seen almost all kind of weather here at the station (no, no snow yet)! We’ve had strong and warm south winds, bringing on amazingly powerful thunderstorms, calm and clear days, or cool and windy and overcast

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Stéphane’s Posting for Sept. 26/10

Sightings to lift up one’s spirit! On an overcast and rather cool morning, on Sunday September 26, with the north wind whipping up frosty caps on Georgian Bay, a family reunion of some sorts was happening in the sky. Four (4!) Blad

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Stéphane’s Post for Sept. 21/10

The  Last (?) Breath of Summer And what a breath it is! When night was slowly surrendering to dawn, huge thunderstorms rolled in over Cabot Head, shattering the silent darkness. After pouring out their hearts, they moved on to other shores. Then,

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Stéphane’s Post for Sept. 20/10

Unexpected Visitors! These last few days, we’ve been treated with unusual guests! On Friday, September 17, as might was darkening the sky, we heard a Whip-Poor-Will singing! Its beautiful and loud song was easily carried over the still waters of Wingfield Basin.  Never

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Stéphane’s Post for Sept. 17/10

More Eagles on a Stormy Day! After the wind and rainstorm of yesterday, the windless conditions of this morning were surprising. Some small waves of birds moved through the area, in a joyful mix: we are getting long- and short-distance migrants at the

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Stéphane’s Post for Sept 16/10

More Eagles on a Stormy Day! Today, a strong East wind and an overcast sky at dawn were ominous signs of rain. We managed to have the nets open from 6:30am to 9:30 before the rain started. It hasn’t stopped

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Stéphane’s Post for Sept 15/10

Eagle Day! Today, Wednesday September 6, was an eagle day at Cabot Head. First of all, Matthias’ keen eyes detected some black specks high in the sky.  They turned out to be 2 adult Bald Eagles soaring together, with their

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Stéphane’s Post for Sept. 14/10

The Kinglets Are Arriving! Today, September 14th, the first Golden-crowned Kinglets arrived! As a tiny ball of green feathers, they bring lightness to the woods and activity at the nets. We only got 6 GCKI (Golden-crowned Kinglets, pronounced GEEKY) in

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Stéphane’s Post for Sept. 12/10

“Goodies” at Cabot Head A new species of bird banded at Cabot Head! On September 10, we were very surprised to catch in our nets an Olive-sided Flycatcher! It was duly banded with a 1B size band, as a Hatch-Year.

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Stéphane’s Post for Sept. 08/10

A Tale of Two Raptors At the station, this fall, we very frequently see Bald Eagles. It seems that at least 2 adults have adopted the area. It is always a sight to enjoy, but the presence of a top predator

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