Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013

We attempted a session today but the weather wasn't particularly pleasant and there were not many birds around.  We did see a fair number of Blue Jays mobbing a Cooper's Hawk but they are too smart to go in the nets very often.

We also saw a Least Tern flying over the property.  They should be feeding young soon if not already.

Birds observed on the Possum Long property can be viewed in eBird.  Go to http://ebird.org/ , click on Explore Data.  Click on Bar Charts and then choose Florida and Hotspots.  "Possum Long Banding Station" should be one of the choices (keep scrolling!).  You can set date limits to see a list birds we have observed on the property from a chosen time range.  Choose a particular day, the entire time span allowed, or any time frame in between.

We will continue to survey birds on the property and when numbers increase we will resume banding.  As of now we plan to restart some time in late August or early September.  If you want to be notified of the next date, subscribe to this blog.

Hope to see you when we return.