Kinglet and Thrashers – PSU Fall Banding

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Science1 Comment

Heavy fog and very cold temperatures again this morning, and we had our slowest morning of banding yet with just 22 birds of 7 species captured and banded. The official breakdown was 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 11 Gray Catbirds, 1 Brown Thrasher, 1 Common Yellowthroat, and 4 White-throated Sparrows. We also had a number of recaptures including 1 Northern Mockingbird from 10/23/12, 1 Gray … Read More

Foggy Morning – PSU Fall Banding

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Migration, Science1 Comment

South winds all last night combined with a very heavy layer of fog this morning made for a fairly slow day of bird banding, but we still had quite a bit of fun. Twenty-seven individual birds were captured of 11 species. Two Ovenbirds were banded, one of which was incredibly fat (with a bulging area of fat on its upper … Read More

Banding mimids- Gray Catbird and Brown Thrasher

Drew WeberBanding, ScienceLeave a Comment

We finally got a chance to do some banding at the Arboretum at Penn State this week, first for the Ornithology Lab on Thursday and again on Friday for anyone who wanted to come. On Thursday we caught a Gray Catbird, my first of the year, but we had to leave early and I missed a Brown Thrasher. On Friday, … Read More