August 22nd – Ruthven Results

Common Nighthawk - once a regular breeder in the area; now only seen during migration. -M. Timpf

It was a great day at Ruthven today. We processed 35 birds. We had excellent diversity with 63 species seen on the grounds. The highlight was great views of 3 CAPE MAY and 3 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS in the trees around the mansion, as well as a very drab PINE WARBLER. We also had 1 BOBOLINK, 1 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, 1 PIED-BILLED GREBE and 1 COMMON NIGHTHAWK throughout the morning. We had a large group of summer camp kids & their leaders, so it was great to have Carol, Eric and Faye helping Nancy and myself. Just a great day.

Wilson's Warbler -M. Timpf

 

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers -M. Timpf

 

New Birds = 27

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 2

American Goldfinch – 1

Tennessee Warbler – 1

Wilson’s Warbler – 1

Black-capped Chickadee – 3

Warbling Vireo – 2

Canada Warbler – 1

Eastern Wood Pewee – 3

Common Yellowthroat – 1

Least Flycatcher – 1

Red-eyed Vireo – 2

Gray Catbird – 4

Baltimore Oriole – 2

Great Crested Flycatcher – 1

American Robin – 1

Mourning Dove – 1

 

Canada Warbler -M. Timpf

 

Recaptures = 8

American Goldfinch – 1

Gray Catbird – 1

Blue-winged Warbler – 1

Downy Woodpecker – 2

Eastern Tufted Titmouse – 2

Song Sparrow – 1

 

Great-crested Flycatcher moulting flight feathers. -M. Timpf

Season Banding Total = 347

YTD Banding Total = 2586

Matt

1 thought on “August 22nd – Ruthven Results

  1. Sounds like a very interesting day with lots of diversity!! I think the Pied-billed Grebe is the first for the year. Nice going.

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