May 9th & 10th – Catching Up With Numbers and Pictures

Male Cape May Warbler -C. Scholtens

I’ve been in a bit of a personal rush over the past two days so I’ll cut to the chase with the banding numbers for these two days and some pictures.

Of note, there have been 2 very interesting retraps:
On the 9th, we recaptured an Eastern Wood Pewee that we had originally banded in the Spring of 2009, meaning it was hatched in at least 2008. Just think, this bird has spent a minimum of 4 winters in the understory of South American rain forests.

Retrapped Eastern Wood Pewee - originally banded as an adult in 2009.

Today a Yellow Warbler was recaptured that had been banded originally by us in May 2006. At that time it was a SY or second-year bird meaning that it had been hatched in 2005 (probably June). This little bird is just shy of being 7 years old. Wow!!

First Wilson's Warbler of the year - a striking male.

May 9th, Banded 55:
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Least Flycatcher
2 House Wrens
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
9 Gray Catbirds
2 Blue-winged Warblers
4 Nashville Warblers
9 Yellow Warblers
1 Magnolia Warbler
5 Yellow-rumped Warblers
1 Western Palm Warbler
1 Black & White Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Wilson’s Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
5 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Field Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrows
1 Eastern White-crowned Sparrow
2 Red-winged Blackbirds
1 Orchard Oriole
2 American Goldfinches
ET’s: 69 spp.

Feather detail of an ASY male Indigo Bunting.

May 10th, Banded 54:
2 Mourning Doves
2 Tree Swallows
1 American Robin
6 Gray Catbirds
1 Warbling Vireo
1 Tennessee Warbler
2 Nashville Warblers
2 Yellow Warblers
13 Yellow-rumped Warblers
2 Western Palm Warblers
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Cardinal
4 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
2 Song Sparrows
1 Lincoln’s Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrows
2 Eastern White-crowned Sparrows
1 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Baltimore Orioles
3 American Godlfinches
ET’s: 70 spp.

Photo Gallery:

Marie-Pier with her first Baltimore Oriole. - F. Socholotiuk

Soaring Osprey - C. Scholtens

Indigo Bunting - C. Scholtens

2 seconds faster and this would have been a picture of two bluebirds - a male with this female.

Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak taking flight. - C. Scholtens

Yellow-rumped Warbler - C. Scholtens

Tree Swallow - C. Scholtens

Bald Eagle - now seen almost daily. - C. Scholtens

Chestnut-sided Warbler - C. Scholtens


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