Saturday, April 17, 2010

Field Sparrow

For the past two years, I have banded birds at two locations--my home in Northfield at the edge of a city park, and a large tract of land along the Cannon River near Dundas.  The second site includes a large fen-like wetland.
Each spring and summer at the Dundas site, I have heard many Field Sparrows singing from all the open areas near my nets.  Yesterday I finally banded the elusive Field Sparrow, my 94th species banded at both banding stations.  In 2008 and 2009, I banded 3135 individual birds at the two sites.  I am finding interesting differences between the two sites, differences that I will share with you as my study and my blogging continue.

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