August 22nd – Hoping For a Few More


An 'early' Swainson's Thrush.


A beautiful, clear morning. The humidity was gone, the air was fresh, and there was a light breeze blowing from the northwest. I was anticipating on handling a few more birds today but the breeze picked up through the morning, filling the nets. It seems as if the start of the fall migration is slow or a little late.

23 Banded

1 Northern Flicker

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Least Flycatcher

1 House Wren

1 Swainson’s Thrush

4 Gray Catbird

3 Common Yellowthroat

1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

1 Chipping Sparrow

8 Song Sparrow

1 American Goldfinch

5 Retrap

2 Eastern Tufted Titmouse

1 Downy Woodpecker

1 Common Yellowthroat

1 American Goldfinch

ET’s: 32 spp

Titmice (Titmouses?) are common visitors at Ruthven now.

A young male (note the 'moustache') Northern or Yellow-shafted Flicker.


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