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Spring banding begins…

30th April 2009 Some birding before the season gets under way. Still cold with lots of snow 1st May 2009 The first day of spring banding and we were greeted by sub-zero temperatures. At 8am it was still -1′C so we did the daily census before we opened the nets up. A lone Bufflehead was […]


Received this email and photos from Heidi this morning. don’t quite know yet what will be in store for us when we reach the University Field Station a week on Friday (24th April), that is, IF we reach the Field Station! “I’m marooned as of last night. The diversion overflowed its banks in the wee […]

Still WAY below zero

Just received this incredible photo from Heidi who run the Bird Observatory at Delta Marsh in Manitoba where we will be in less than one months time. It was taken just a couple of days ago and shows her on the snow in front of the barn where all the bikes and other station equipment […]

Work permit news

YES! Great News! Arrived home from Goa late last night to find that my work permit for Canada has been approved. Will be bander in charge at Delta Marsh Bird Observatory from 1st May until sometime in October (depending on whether they also want me to run the Saw-Whet Owl ringing program. A paid ringing […]