Yearly Archives: 2015

Stephane’s end of season blog-November 11

A time to pause and reflect   Now that the daily migration monitoring has ended, it is time to compile, sum up, and analyze all the data collected over the past two and a half months. From mid-August to the

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Stephane’s blog for October 30, 2015 -The last week…

Storm! (Oct. 30) The past week was marked by an intense wind- and rainstorm shutting down banding for two days! On Wednesday, an extremely strong East wind blew all day, driving rain horizontally and whipping whitecaps on giant Georgian Bay

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Stephane’s blog for October 24th

A bird on my shoulder! (Oct.24) The bicoloured-bill gang has arrived, signaling that the end of fall migration is near: both Fox and American Tree Sparrows show a beak of two colours, black on their upper mandible and yellow on

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Stephane’s Blog for October 16

Giving thanks! (October 16) The land is now cloaked in brilliant hues of orange and golden and red.  The tilting of the Earth is inexorably bringing us into colder weather and shorter days. With a warm weather feeling like an

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Stephane’s blog for October 9th.

A busy week (Oct.9) As fall settles upon the land, it was a busy week for the crew at Cabot Head. Despite a whole day lost to wind and rain, and some nets being or staying closed due to high

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Stephane’s blog for October 3rd

Summer is over (October 3) Since last post on September 26th, we have said good-bye to summer for good. There were a couple more days of warmth, but everything always comes to an end. On Wednesday 30th, a strong NE

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Stephane’s blog for September 26

Into fall (September 26) As we are going into fall, the stretch of beautiful weather keeps on amazing us. Many days of warm, sunny weather have continued unbroken, parching the land but allowing a perfect coverage of mist-netting for the

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Stephane’s blog for Sept. 20

Fall Equinox- (September 20) After 2 days of high, South winds (with some rain on Saturday), precluding banding, we awoke to a calm, blue dawn with wisps of fog over Wingfield Basin. We opened all the nets, as a deepening

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Stephane’s Blog for Sept. 14

The In-between Time (September 14) We are now at this point in time when seasons are colliding, intermingling, dancing together. Is it still summer or has autumn begun? It is as if the Earth itself was catching its breath, warm

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Stephane’s blog for Sept.9

Summer on the Wane There was still a strong movement of warblers this last week, especially on September 4th and 5th: 14 species of warblers were detected on each day. On the 4th, 5 Cape May Warblers were captured and

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