Wednesday, October 30, 2013

American Robin

More evidence of this year’s poor fall migration at the banding stations in Northfield: last year I banded 31 American Robins in October; this year only 7.  I do not have any definitive answers to this year’s poor migration except to mention that other people in parts of southern Minnesota have also complained of a lackluster showing of birds this fall. Realize that I am not saying anything about birds away from my banding stations—a few days ago Erika and I observed about 100 robins feeding on basswood trees at River Bend—but the birds sure are down in numbers in my yard in Northfield.

1 comment:

  1. I have noticed an uptick in robins at my feeder and bath the last few days, Maybe the migration is delayed due to the warmer weather