Wednesday, July 06, 2005

MAPS update

Hi All -

I banded at the MAPS site at Vassar Meadows (east of Moscow) on 7/5.
We are now getting a good number of juveniles and some dispersing
adults. We had mostly new captures and it was our biggest day of the
season so far.

Juveniles banded included Song Sparrow, Orange-crowned Warbler,
Cassin's Vireo, and always cool juv. Red-naped Sapsucker. We are also
catching a good number of young chickadees and had a family group of
~8 (!) Chestnut-backed Chickadees hit one of our nets all at once. It
was a challenge getting them all out nets!

We also had an adult Nashville Warbler that was molting flight
feathers and ff coverts. Presumably this is a dispersing bird as we
have not detected them in the area. I've posted a few pictures on my

Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

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