Very cold and frosty this morning. All the nets were frozen shut at dawn and it took over 2 hours before all of them could be opened.
Lots of birds around however with flocks of Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Bluebird, Common Grackle, and Red-winged Blackbird criss-crossing the sky, and the ever-present Ruthven American Goldfinch contingent at the feeders was very active.
Banded 79: AMGO 31, RCKI 7, GCKI, BRCR 2, SCJU, MYWA 15, SOSP 3, WTSP 6, HETH 6, CEDW 2, EWCS, EABL, AMRO 2, BLJA
Retrapped 10: EABL, DOWO, AMGO 3, BCCH 3, BLJA, SOSP
A milder day and calmer winds made the day much more pleasant. Got out a little earlier than for the past few windy cold days but no luck so far this fall with Northern Saw-whet Owls. We have an interesting day, steady but no rush so it seemed like a bit of a quiet day but it turned out to be a good day when the tally was complete.
Banded: SSHA 1, MODO 1, BLJA 1, RBNU 1, BRCR 14, HOWR 1, GCKI 32, RCKI 45, HETH 5, AMRO 4, BHVI 4, NAWA 1, MYWA 1, CHSP 1, SOSP 3, WTSP 7, SCJU 5 = 127
Selkirk’s top 10 so far this fall
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 333
Magnolia Warbler 167
Godlen-crowned Kinglet 156
American Goldfinch 124
American Robin 105
White-throated Sparrow 104
Song Sparrow 104
Myrtle Warbler 102
Gray Catbird 92
Yellow Warbler 90