Selkirk – July 19th, 2006
John Dickie was out the same time I was and ran most of the banding and did census. The Logans appeared mid morning, Garry and Stacey mowed and weed wacked the banding net lanes and connecting trails.
Banding wise not as many birds as the past couple of days
Banded: DOWO 1, AMRO 1, GRCA 1 WAVI 1, YWAR 6, COYE 2, SOSP 1, COGR 1, BAOR 1, AMGO 1 = 16
Ruthven – MAPS banding – July 18th, 2006
The fifth session of MAPS banding commenced to the yipping of coyotes and the rustle of wings from the approximately 900 billion male Gypsy Moths flying all over the place. Also prevalent were White-Tailed Deer with at least 8 stamping and snorting through the back forest, blundering in to sundry vegetation and a mist net (which was thankfully closed). There were a few birds around too, but the moths and mammals seemed more prominant in biomass.
Banded 22: BWWA, BGGN, YWAR 5, BCCH 7, INBU, SOSP, DOWO 2, RBGR, GRCA 3,
Retrapped 6: GRCA 3, BCCH, SOSP 2
The BGGN was a young bird while the BWWA was an adult.