September 13th – Unsettled Weather – You Gotta Love It.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – note the tiny band.. -KMP

September 12th
It was a windy, wet day with only a few breaks in the showers. Conditions didn’t improve as the the morning progressed and any nets that were opened were quickly closed again once the showers settled in. We anticipate a good day tomorrow with winds from the east and unsettled weather conditions!

September 13th
A big day that was busy from the first net check to closing! Net rounds were always exciting with small ‘hits’ of birds in Net #2 and Net #4 located along the east side of the park. There was always a nice mix of warblers with their challenging fall plumage! Just as we were closing nets, there was a clap of thunder and a brief shower …. and when Karen and Carol arrived at Net #4, it was full of birds and I received the text ‘Help’! So, a fantastic day from beginning to end where we handled a total of 100 birds!

Banded 79
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Least Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher. -KMP

1 Great-Crested Flycatcher
1 Blue Jay
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren

1st Philadelphia Vireo of the season. -NRF

1 Philadelphia Warbler
20 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Tennessee Warbler
7 Nashville Warbler

Northern Parula. -NRF

2nd Northern Parula. -NRF

2 Northern Parula

Chestnut-sided Warbler. -KMP

2 Chestnut-sided Warbler
8 Magnolia Warbler

Male Black-throated Blue Warbler. -KMP

2 Black-throated Blue

Black-throated Green Warbler. -NRF

2 Black-throated Green

Blackburnian Warbler. -NRF

2nd Blackburnian Warbler. -NRF

2 Blackburnian Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler. -NRF

2 Bay-breasted Warbler
3 Blackpoll Warbler

Female Canada Warbler. -NRF

1 Canada Warbler
2 American Redstart
1 Ovenbird
3 Common Yellowthroat

Female Scarlet Tanager. -NRF

1 Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak -KMP

5 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Song Sparrow
1 American Goldfinch

Cape May Warbler. -NRF

1 Cape May Warbler

Connecticut Warbler. -NRF

1 Connecticut Warbler

ET’s: 55 species

Fern Hill – Oakville:

First banded bird of the season at Fern Hill Oakville: American Goldfinch. -DOL

The Fall season kicked off at the Oakville campus with an American Goldfinch and…..a brand new field studies room/banding lab!!!!

Katherine standing outside the brand new field studies/bird banding facility. -DOL

Looking pretty barren – the inside needs a lot of work….. -DOL

We had a reasonably busy morning between setting up the new lab, setting up nets, banding birds and tagging Monarchs.

A tagged Monarch released at Fern Hill. -KAP

Banded 18:
2 Black-capped Chickadees
3 Red-eyed Vireos
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 American Redstart
2 Song Sparrows
9 American Goldfinches

ET’s: 19spp.

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