September 14th – Moving Through

What the well-dressed bander is wearing these days. -MMG

T-storms during the night were followed by a beautiful bright full hunter’s moon which lit up the banding paths while I was opening. Yesterday’s movement continued today although not in the same huge numbers. Although we didn’t band as many (51 vs 79) we did encounter one more species on the day for an ET of 56 species. Warblers continued to provide a large part of the banding total.

Early morning flock of Canada Geese flying inland to feed. -KMP

Banded 51:
2 Eastern Wood-pewees
2 Black-capped Chickadees
1 House Wren
2 Carolina Wrens
2 Veerys

First Swainson’s Thrush of the season. -KMP

3 Swainson’s Thrushes
1 Warbling Vireo
1 Philadelphia Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireos
2 Tennessee Warblers
2 Northern Parulas
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
3 Magnolia Warblers
4 Bay-breasted Warblers
6 Blackpoll Warblers
1 Black & White Warbler
1 American Redstart
3 Ovenbirds
5 Common Yellowthroats

Female Scarlet Tanager. -ELO

1 Scarlet Tanager
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Song Sparrows
2 Lincoln’s Sparrows

ET’s: 56 spp.

Faye and Nola went out hunting for Monarchs and were able to catch and tag this one (the tag is barely invisible under Faye’s finger….) -FAS

Young Red-tailed Hawk. -KMP

Karen’s Kreeping Korner:

American Lady. -KMP

Painted Lady. -KMP

Common Green Darner. -KMP

Young chipmunk looking for a way out of the buffet. -KMP


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