September 6th – After The Storm

First Connecticut Warbler of the year.

First Connecticut Warbler of the year.

We had quite a thunderstorm move through last night. Evidently, in some parts of the province it caused power outages. But the storm brought northerly winds and dropped the temperature to a point that it was livable…in fact, quite comfortable.
Very drab Mourning Warbler.

Very drab Mourning Warbler.

I headed for the banding lab at the usual time but had to hold off opening the nets for about an hour and a half until the rain stopped. As it looked like it could resume at any time, I opened only some of the nets so that I could close them quickly in a downpour. Although we got a couple of brief periods of light rain I kept them open until regular closing time.
A young male Black-throated Blue Warbler

A young male Black-throated Blue Warbler

There was a nice mix of birds around and I ended up catching the first Connecticut Warbler of the year.

Banded 29:
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Eastern Wood Pewees
3 White-breasted Nuthatches
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
2 Warbling Vireos
4 Red-eyed Vireos
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
2 Bay-breasted Warblers
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Mourning Warbler
1 Connecticut Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
2 Scarlet Tanagers
3 American Goldfinches

ET’s: 48 spp.

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