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Winged Wednesday X: Hunkered Down

August 2, 2006 By Scott Richardson Filed under Article Tags: birdsfaunawinged wednesday

Too hot to move. That's what the birds must be thinking. The banders had the nets up soon after 5:30, by which time it was already over 80 degrees. Six hours later, they closed them down, having completed the requisite duration. By then it was 95.

Just three birds in those six hours, all hatch-year captives — two Black-and-white Warblers and an American Robin.

Three. That's the banders' lowest total ever. It's got to be cooler next week.

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