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Ringer required

Had to pass on details of this position – i spent Spring 2008 as the bander-in charge at Innis Point Bird Observatory and enjoyed every minute. The birds are great, both for watching and ringing and the BO directors and volunteers are a  great bunch of people. “VOLUNTEER BANDING ASSISTANT–Innis Point Bird Observatory, near Ottawa, […]

Week 12 – last week of Autumn ringing!

25th September 2009 Apart from the “morning rush” of sparrows things were pretty quiet. A sharpie got caught in net 7 – i think he was after the Slate-coloured Junco in there but ended up well tangled around his feet before he could do any damage. Lots of Geese on the move and Blue Jays […]

IPBO, Spring Migration Monitoring, Final week

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Red-breasted Nuthatch – another ringing tick! Well, we ended Spring banding as we began – wearing rubber boots! (thats wellies for you English folk). On the 29th May as I arrived back at the banding shed after letting the volunteers back out an Osprey was sitting on the platform outside with another flying […]

IPBO, Spring Migration Monitoring, Week 5

Blackpoll Warbler Wind and rain meant net closures and another 3 days site closure due to military activity, making for a disappointing weekly banding total of 74 birds. A Purple Martin was sighted here for the first time this Spring on the 24th May. It was, unfortunately, chased away by the Tree Swallows but we […]

IPBO, Spring Migration Monitoring, Week 4

Maria and Rachael, dedicated volunteers! Steve (of lucky rabbit fame) and Maria Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Wood Thrush Flocks of Blue Jays were seen frequently overhead and on the 15th May we caught and banded 5 in the nets at swamp. All were second year birds. We reached the halfway point of SMMP on the […]