September 20th – Still Just Trickling Through

It rained off and on yesterday evening and into the night but stopped around midnight. It was overcast when I arrived this morning but cleared very quickly so that by 7:00 there were blue skies and warm temperatures. The rain during the night seemed to stop birds from taking off – we had almost as many retraps as banded birds. And there weren’t many “new” birds around. Even the Cedar Waxwings, which have been around in droves after the grapes, hackberries, and juniper berries, were present in only small numbers.

Banded 21:
1 Mourning Dove
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wood Pewee
1 Blue Jay
1 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Gray-cheeked Thrushes
2 Swainson’s Thrushes
1 Gray Catbird
1 Philadelphia Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Wilson’s Warbler
2 Song Sparrows
5 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 18:
2 Black-capped Chickadees
1 Eastern Tufted Titmouse
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
4 Gray Catbirds
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroats
1 Wilson’s Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Field Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
2 American Goldfinches

ET’s: 41 spp.

Birds banded per 100 net hours: 16


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