McChord AFB, Period 7: 3 July, 2009

Banders: Daniel Froehlich (driver), Brett Wolfe, Ben Johnson, Tayler Brooks

The birds kept us busy all day on July 3rd, with the highest number of captures yet, one more than the first day. It was our first sunny day, though it only started getting hot only after we closed the nets. The most unusual captures were . . . → Read More: McChord AFB, Period 7: 3 July, 2009

McChord Summary for 16 June 2008

This week we had 50 birds in the nets, pretty typical for McChord. While birders are reporting nesting failures and abandoned clutches, attributed to this summer’s unusually cold and wet temperatures, birds at McChord seemed to be right on schedule: The wetland by net 19 is host to family groups of Orange-crowned and MacGillivray’s . . . → Read More: McChord Summary for 16 June 2008

McChord summary for 2 June 2008

On June 2, 2008, we banded at McChord under cloudy skies, cool temperatures. We caught 63 individuals of 16 species. Highlights included a pair of Brown Creepers feeding nestlings in a nest in a split tree right next to one of the netlanes. The two recaptures each of Song Sparrow and Bewick’s Wren were . . . → Read More: McChord summary for 2 June 2008