October 8th – Hit the Ground Running

What subtle beauty – a Lincoln’s Sparrow. -MMG

A busy morning with volunteers, visitors and birds to process. Today was Ruthven’s 22nd ‘Annual Cars in the Park Car Cruise’ and it was a beautiful day with well over 250 cars parked all around the mansion. Visitors from the car show and families visiting the park swelled well over seventy people coming into the banding lab. We handled a total of 121 birds, so the banding lab was a hive of activity from the opening to the closing of nets and welcoming everyone to see and experience birds up close.

Banded 94:

How the Yellow-shafted (Northern) Flicker got its name. -PIS

2 Yellow-shafted Flicker
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Brown Creeper
2 Golden-crowned Kinglet
6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 American Robin
22 Cedar Waxwing
1 Tennessee Warbler

Male Yellow-rumped (or, I prefer, Myrtle) Warbler. -KMP

30 Yellow-rumped Warbler

A late long-distance migrant: Black-throated Green Warbler. -PIS

1 Black-throated Green
2 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Field Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow. -MMG

1 Lincoln’s Sparrow
11 White-throated Sparrow
1 Slate-colored Junco
2 Purple Finch
2 American Goldfinch

Caleb….in an avian reverie. -PIS

ET’s: 41 species

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