September 7th – Creeping Up

[My apologies…..but I’m not able to upload pictures at the moment. I have turned the problem over to the blog’s founder and tech guy, Geoff MacLeod, so it should just be a matter of time.]

The cooler temperatures and cloud cover this morning felt wonderful! There was a nice assortment of birds around (although not in big numbers; note that we banded 28 of 21 species so just one bird banded per species for many of them) and that felt wonderful….but not hit it out of the park wonderful. Just better than we’ve been experiencing. We had some nice warblers that, alas, I can’t show you.

What I would like to know is where some of our common birds are: Song Sparrows and American Robins are few and far between.

Banded 28:
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wood-pewee
2 Least Flycatchers
1 House Wren
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush (first of the season)
3 Swainson’s Thrush
1 Gray Catbird
1 Philadelphia Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Nashville Warbler
2 Magnolia Warblers
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler (first of the season)
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 American Redstart
1 Ovenbird
4 Common Yellowthroats
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 American Goldfinch

ET’s: 50 spp.
Rick

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