Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nearing the End

Due to the lack of posts lately, you probably have figured out that the shorebird breeding season is nearing its end. Truth is, nothing too exciting has happened lately. Yesterday we banded our last bird of the season, a Red Phalarope.
Red Phalarope Wing
Funny Phalarope Feet. Check out the lobes and webbing on these guys.
Today we finished the last predator surveys, sampled and closed down the invertebrate traps and conducted our final "snow" survey of the year. Our south plot has only one shorebird nest left, a Red-necked Phalarope. Our north plot has a few more nests, but should be done in the next few days.

Ty, one of the full time USGS people, leaves on Sunday, so it will just be Brad and I left to fend for ourselves for a couple weeks. We can keep busy with sorting grass (about as exciting as it sounds) and entering data. It will be a long couple weeks, but I can't wait to be back in Michigan!

I'm not sure what I'll be doing next, but have a few options and big things could happen. A few things are still up in the air, so we will see how they pan out over the next week or so.

Till next time, David out.

No comments:

Post a Comment