September 16th – The Flow Continues

A great group of both young and…..more mature enthusiasts. Front row (from left): Eila, Aliya, Nola; back row: Darren, Rob, and Methusalah, I mean Bill. -NRF

Just after six o’clock as I was opening the front gate, a young Great Horned Owl was calling. I found it perched in a tree and it took flight just before I started up the driveway! This would be my first observation to start the morning.

The weather stayed overcast for most of the day and there was a nice mix of warblers to handle and also, the first small hit of Cedar Waxwings. Our fingers didn’t suffer too much with a good number of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. We handled 82 birds today with a great crew of young people helping in all aspects of the program.

Banded 66:
1 Eastern Wood-Peewee
1 House Wren
1 Veery
9 Swainson’s Thrush
1 Gray Catbird
8 Cedar Waxwing
1 Warbling Vireo
9 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Nashville Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler. -NRF

1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
9 Magnolia Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler. -NRF

3 Black-throated Green Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler. -NRF

2 Blackburnian Warbler

Two Bay-breasted Warblers – note the variation in the amount of bay (brown) on the flanks. -NRF

2 Bay-breasted Warbler
3 American Redstart
1 Ovenbird
4 Common Yellowthroat
7 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
1 Song Sparrow

ET’s: 41 spp.

Fern Hill School – Oakville Campus:

Sam with the Wilson’s Warbler. -KAP

There was a nice flow of warblers along the woods beside the cemetery and a few of them even found their way into some nets – but we caught only a small proportion of what was there (frustratingly!).
Banded 13:
2 Black-capped Chickadees
2 Nashville Warblers
2 Magnolia Warblers

Male Black-throated Blue Warbler – likely on its way to a Caribbean island. -KAP

1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Black & White Warbler

Young male Wilson’s Warbler. -KAP

1 Wilson’s Warbler
3 Song Sparrows
1 Brown-headed Cowbird

ET’s: 34 spp.

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