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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 […]

Autumn ringing, week 11

18th September 2009 A slowish day with a brisk southerly wind. Plenty of Orange-crowned Warblers (11) and a few Nashville and Myrtle Warblers. We caught and ringed a Yellow-shafted Flicker – always a fun (and VERY noisy) bird to handle. No. ringed today: 38 No. of species today: 12 Ringed so far this season: 4428 […]

Autumn ringing, week 10

A pretty slow week ringing-wise with only 357 birds captured. Great week for visible migration though with plenty of Sandhill Cranes, Canada Geese, duck (mainly Mallard but some Pintail, Gadwall and American Wigeon) and gulls (Ring-billed and Franklins). 11th September 2009 A slow and drizzly day cut short when the rain came down heavier at […]

Autumn ringing, week 9

A SLOW week! The weather was settled all week, the southerly winds meaning birds were only trickling through so not much to tell this week. Things are slowly changing and we’ve woken up to the sound of Canada Geese passing overhead a few mornings this week. No Snow Geese through yet, but soon… 4th September […]