Monthly Archives: October 2010

Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 12/10

An Avalanche of Kinglets! For Thanksgiving, it was a family reunion of sort. Kinglets decided to have their own private party by gathering in droves at Cabot Head. It was mostly impressive on Sunday when an Estimated Total of more than 2,000 were

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 08/10

How to Frustrate and Depress a Bird Bander! It is an astonishingly simple recipe. First, put an awesome and rare bird in a net; second, make sure not to have the proper band for it. That’s it! Easy as pie! So, this

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 06/10

A New Visitor From the Far North Another gorgeous day at Cabot Head today: it is truly an indian summer, with warmth, sunshine, blue sky, and coloured leaves! Leaving colder climes, the first Fox Sparrow of the season was captured today. What

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Stéphane’s Post for Oct. 05/10

A Flotilla of Mergansers! On Wingfield Basin this morning, there were 37 Common Mergansers swimming and fishing together. It was a neat sight, this tightly formed flotilla of feathers. They would all swim in the same direction, leaving sparkling wakes, and suddenly paddling

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 04/10

The First, the Last, and the Odd! Today was incredibly sunny, with a deep blue sky, and moderate north wind. It was also relatively quiet at the nets while we were expecting more activity. Nonetheless, every day counts at a migration monitoring station.

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 03/10

A Feast of White! This morning, we were delighted by the sight of a low-flying all-white Trumpeter Swan! Flying over Wingfield Basin, it was low enough to have a good look, especially on its all black bill, but the huge size and massive

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Stéphane’s Posting for Oct. 02/10

The Autumn of the Eagles! As mentioned in an earlier blog posting, Bald Eagles have been seen on an almost daily basis this fall. It is possible that some of the eagles observed have taken up residency, at least for a

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Stéphane’s Posting for Sept. 29/10

From Boom to Bust… to Boom Again! Migration brings birds but not always in a steady, constant flows. It could be better described as tidal waves, with ebb and flow, low and high. On Monday, September 27, we were close to submerged

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