Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chino Farm: A Week in Pictures

This week at the banding station Amanda Spears caught one of the first migrants of the season: a Black and White Warbler!
Bobolinks are officially here to stay. least to molt. The grasslands are getting filled up with Bobolinks as they feast on foxtail grass and begin their molt before continuing south on migration.
This past week banding on the grasslands jumped in numbers. Among the birds being captured were Orchard Orioles, like this one.
The nesting continues! Grasshopper Sparrows are trying to get one more clutch in before they have to start worrying about migration.
We've been happy to see plenty of young Northern Bobwhite around the grasslands this summer. It seems like they've had a productive breeding season. To check out the latest from the grasslands take a look at our Facebook page.
Next week marks the start of fall banding at FBBO, don't forget to check out our website for the latest updates from the banding station!

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