Update from the field

Hummingbird at FBS feeders on May 24, 2009 (click here for HD version)

Crunch time has arrived as we make final preparations for the start up of the Frontenac Breeding Birds program in early June. Establishing the MAPS sites has been the main task on the agenda but we’ve also been delving into establishing over 180 point count stations, getting ready for Project Whip-poor-will and the usual administration duties. Things should clear up by early next week and I should be back to regular blogging by the end of the weekend. I have yet to start nest searching in an “official” manner but have already found nests of a dozen species. I was very pleased to find a Winter Wren nest yesterday evening and have since added Red-eyed Vireo, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and a second Hairy Woodpecker nest to the list from this afternoon. No sign of a nest yet for the residing pair(s) of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the FBS headquarters….

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