The 50th season of the Kiptopeke Songbird Station, the oldest continuously running one in the United States, began on Aug 15th. Pictured is the first migrant of the 50th season, an immature male American Redstart, caught on the 15th...and banding volunteer and Observatory Treasurer Marty Edmonds, Station Master and Observatory Vice-president Bob Reilly, banding volunteer Joe Beatty and Songbird Bander Calvin Brennan. The Observatory invites everyone to visit the Station this fall...it's open daily, weather permitting, in the mornings...and to visit the Kiptopeke Blog on the Observatory Home Page for regular updates. There is also a special 50th anniversary button on the Home Page, for additional information.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Each year Coastal VAWildlife Observatory sponsors the butterfly count at the tip of the Eastern Shore. This year's count was Sunday, July 29. Lynn Davidson and Hal Wierenga led the effort and four teams spread out across the tip of the Eastern Shore to count butterflies. Here's the group in the Kiptopeke sector, led by CVWO President Brian Taber. This group tallied 35 species -- a very good list.