September 11th – Gordon’s Aftermath

Female Belted Kingfisher – seen commonly on census. -HG

Yesterday was pretty well a washout with almost steady rain (not showers) and a stiff easterly wind. A brave crew put up a couple of nets during a lull but had to close them after about an hour. Still, Marnie was able to get a census done so all was not lost.
Banded 5:
1 Mourning Dove
1 Swainson’s Thrush
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Mourning Warbler

ET’s: 39 spp.

We are still seeing quite a few hummingbirds – caught 3 this morning. -HG

I had high hopes for today but I think that the showers on and off through the night kept birds in place rather than moving on so things were fairly quiet. To back this up we had more retraps than newly banded birds suggesting that many birds had stayed put. We’ll see what tomorrow brings…..

In the first 10 days of September we banded an average of 21 birds per day. This is our lowest average since I began calculating this stat in 2011 and well below the 7-year average of 33.3.

Banded 29:
1 Mourning Dove

Young Eastern Wood-pewee. -KMP

4 Eastern Wood-pewee
1 Yellow-breasted flycatcher
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Swainson’s Thrushes
1 Warbling Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireos
3 Nashville Warblers

Young male Blackburnian Warbler. -KMP

1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Black and White Warbler
1 American Redstart
2 Common Yellowthroats
2 Chipping Sparrows
2 American Goldfinches

ET’s: 47 spp.

Tessa snagged this picture of a Northern Rough-winged Swallow over the river – we’ve been seeing lots of these in the past several days. -TRG

A cryptic Spotted Sandpiper on the gravel bar between the mainland and Slink Island – a good place to check for shorebirds. -HG

Eastern Wood-pewee. -KMP

Cedar Waxwing – originally banded in July and retrapped today. -KMP

Blackpoll Warbler. -KMP

Blackburnian Warbler. -KMP


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