Stéphane’s Posting for Sept. 07, 2011

In the Bird Doldrums!

The last few days, it feels as if we’ve entered some sort of horse latitudes, when nothing happens and everyone on deck waits for a break in the horizon! Bird movements have been very sparse, to say the least: very few birds have been caught in our nets (a grand total of 10 today, including 4 recaptures), less than 20 species during census, an overall sensation of immense calm!

Well, it is just another period of bust in the ups-and-downs of migration!


Be sure to join us at the Cabot Head research Station this Saturday (September 10) for our annual Open House.  For details, click here.