September 10th – Slim Pickins

Olive-sided Flycatcher – back for the 2nd day in a row and hawking from the same perch as yesterday, just 50 m. from the banding lab. -KMP

Wow! We went from riches to rags in just 24 hours. Yesterday the birds were flowing through while today they were few and far between: we went from 52 banded to just 16! Ouch. The only highlight was an Olive-sided Flycatcher – we think it’s the same one as yesterday; it was hawking insects from the same perch.

This rabbit appears to have made net 6A its hangout – it was there all day. -KMP

Viceroy Butterfly. -KMP

Banded 16:

There have been a lot of Eastern Wood-pewees moving through lately. -MMG

1 Eastern Wood-pewee

Least Flycatcher. -KMP

1 Least Flycatcher
2 House Wrens
1 Veery
1 Gray Catbird

Red-eyed Vireo with a brown eye…..juvenile. -KMP

2 Red-eyed Vireos

Tennessee Warbler. -MMG

2 Tennessee Warblers

Young male American Redstart; note the orange chest patch. -KMP

1 American Redstart

Adult male Common Yellowthroat. This particular bird was hatched a couple of years ago. -MMG

2 Common Yellowthroats
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Song Sparrow
1 American Goldfinch

ET’s: 50 spp.

As a follow-up to yesterday’s note from Lyn Brown, she sent this picture of juvenile White Pelicans:

Lyn describes these young White Pelicans as “butterballs” – they weigh between 5 & 6 kilograms. -LB

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