Spring migration is drawing to a close, and Cailin has banded a total of 61 species – five of them new banding records for RRBO, including one of my favorites, a yellow-breasted chat.

yellow-breasted chat

yellow-breasted chat

We’ve heard chats on the property in the past, but never caught one. When I was banding in Kentucky, chats were all around the nets and again, never caught one.

Chats like shrubby fields and dense cover, so our study area is actually very good chat habitat.


3 Responses to “Chat”

  1. hillsteadnatureblog Says:

    There’s nothing like a good chat! Two years ago, I saw one here. We are located in CT so we only get these occasionally in migration, but it is a real treat. The chat is on our endangered species list here in CT. Thanks for a nice article and picture. I’ll be checking back often for more from you. Regards!
    Diane Tucker, Estate Naturalist, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT

  2. KGMom Says:

    You still have some of the best bird photos around!

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