Monday, September 2, 2013

Songbird Banding at Lucky Peak

Eric writes: The migration has slowly been building up on Lucky Peak over the last couple weeks.  Many warblers including a good amount of Townsend's are now around.  The flycatchers have been moving in good numbers for most the month; Western Wood-Pewees are regular and some rarer species such as Gray, Least, and Willow have shown up.  But the ultimate highlight was a male American Redstart!  

The male American Redstart.
A hatch year, female Evening Grosbeak.  A bird that
is seen but hardly ever caught on Lucky Peak.
A Least Flycatcher, only a few are caught each year
at Lucky Peak

One of my favorites . . . a Townsend's Solitaire.

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