Our Woodland Bird Nursery + Highlights from Spring Migration

Two weeks ago the Strawberry Moon rose within the Cusp of Magic.  In times past this full moon was so named because it occurred when the Native Americans were harvesting their ripe summer strawberries.   Though the wild meadows of Rushton are not filled with strawberries, the magical moonbeams must have whispered something sweet that night to the Common…

Get Your Fill of Fall Feathers!

It’s that time of year again folks!  The goldenrod at Rushton is ablaze, which means that fall migration songbird banding is well underway and we’ve been busy!  83 birds in the nets yesterday including 44 Gray Catbirds.  A nice assortment of warblers graced our nets last week including Nashvilles, Magnolias, Canadas, Redstarts, Yellowthroats, Chestnut sided, a…

The Tide of Tweeters is Coming In

The vernal clock is ticking, the fervent winds from the South are rising, and I can almost hear the steady beating of the wings  as the migrant wave swells steadily northward.  The birds that have already arrived or passed through seem to be twittering, “The tide is coming, the tide is coming!”, as they hurriedly…