September 6th – Change In The Weather

One of our nicest looking breeding birds: Yellow-throated Vireo. -SEF

A front moved through during the night bringing with it some showers, cooler temperatures (although not a LOT cooler) and a northerly breeze. It was a big relief to walk around under a could cover that stopped the sun from baking you. The changed conditions brought in some birds and we had our best banding day so far – although not outstanding by any stretch of the imagination. But there was a good variety of birds around including 8 species of warblers (albeit in small numbers) and a concentration of Red-eyed Vireos.

Male Brewster’s Warbler that Sian banded n May and recaptured today. -SEF

We had one interesting recapture – a male Brewster’s Warbler that Sian Ford banded in May of this year….and she recaptured it today. They evidently have an affinity for each other.

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been busy around the feeders. -R. Hallman

Banded 25:
1 Eastern Wood-pewee

Swainson’s Thrushes are on the move. -SEF

3 Swainson’s Thrushes
2 Gray Catbirds

Just one of the 12 Red-eyed Vireos we banded today. -RH

12 Red-eyed Vireos
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler -SEF

1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Field Sparrow
1 American Goldfinch

ET’s: 54 spp.

A Belted Kingfisher on a nice hunting perch: a dead snag overhanging the river. -JAI

A Merlin on a nice hunting perch: a dead snag high above the river. -JAI

Sian doing a magic trick – releasing a recently “fledged” Monarch Butterfly from Karen’s butterfly farm. -KMP


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