Monthly Archives: September 2016

A slow change in the seasons

The tilted Earth spinning endlessly around the Sun is now bringing us, in the Northern Hemisphere, the time of shorter days and cooler temperatures. There is a gradual change of (feathered) guard accompanying the slow change of seasons. At Cabot

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The Art of Migrating

Bird migration is one of the most fascinating phenomena of the natural world. Of course, I may be a little biased in my judgement. However, it is hard to argue that migrating birds are spectacular, weaving invisible threads all over

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Unusual birds banded!

Here’s a young female Belted Kingfisher! In the last 14 years, we have banded only 11 of them, always in the fall.   On September 4, we caught a young Black-billed Cuckoo. It is only the fourth fall season when

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A trickling of migrants

It has now been three weeks since fall migration monitoring at the Cabot Head Research Station began, but it still feels like summer, both in terms of temperatures and birdlife. Suffice it to say, evidence of migration has been sparse

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