[CT Birds] Whimbrel carrying a satellite transmitter

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Wed Oct 7 16:23:53 EDT 2009

--- On Wed, 10/7/09, Milan Bull <mbull at ctaudubon.org> wrote:

> The incredible journey of Hope, a Whimbrel carrying a
> satellite transmitter from the Center for Conservation
> Biology Newsletter:
> http://www.ccb-wm.org/news/2009_MayAug/flight_of_hopeTheWhimbrel.htm

Fascinating stuff, but apparently the bird was not on the breeding grounds long enough to actually breed.  The article referred to the bird as she, and the longest stops were 3 weeks and "more than 2 weeks".  The Birder's Handbook says 27-28 days for incubation.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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