October 5th – A Good Teaching Day

Gearing up for the Saw-whet Owl season, Nancy demonstrates the use of the sound system used to attract them.

Gearing up for the Saw-whet Owl season, Nancy demonstrates the use of the sound system used to attract them.


It was cold and windy….throughout the morning; I guess you could say it was “bracing”. We captured 51 birds – 32 “new” ones, and 19 retraps – with good variety and at a pace to keep people busy and interested without being overwhelmed. We had a good number of volunteers out who were all keen to learn and to really learn in this type of endeavour you have to be able to actually handle the birds, not just watch. So in this regard it was a good teaching day.
Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler


Mia with the Nashville Warbler she correctly identified.

Mia with the Nashville Warbler she correctly identified.


Newly-banded Tufted Titmouse.

Newly-banded Tufted Titmouse.


Sharon showing off "her" Tufted Titmouse.

Sharon showing off “her” Tufted Titmouse.


Banded 32:
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Tufted Titmice
1 Black-capped Chickadee
5 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
2 Swainson’s Thrushes
1 Hermit Thrush
2 Gray Catbirds
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Song Sparrow
5 White-throated Sparrows
1 Purple Finch
2 House Finches
5 American Goldfinches

ET’s: 42 spp.

Photo Gallery (thanks to Raffaele Camasta):

Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.    -R. Camasta

Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. -R. Camasta


White-throated Sparrow.   -R. Camasta

White-throated Sparrow. -R. Camasta


White-breasted Nuthatch   R. Camasta

White-breasted Nuthatch R. Camasta


Tufted Titmouse enjoy the sunflower/safflower seed mix.   -R. Camasta

Tufted Titmouse enjoy the sunflower/safflower seed mix. -R. Camasta


Swainson's Thrush     -R. Camasta

Swainson’s Thrush -R. Camasta


Nashville Warbler   -R. Camasta

Nashville Warbler -R. Camasta


Eastern Bluebirds checking out a box.  -R. Camasta

Eastern Bluebirds checking out a box. -R. Camasta


Hermit Thrush.   -R. Camasta

Hermit Thrush. -R. Camasta


Rick

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