Thursday, April 24, 2008

Winter Wren still singing...

The winds were out of the east today so birds moved off the beach ridge inland. It was pretty quiet as far as bird songs. A male Winter Wren was still singing his heart out this morning however. A White-eyed Vireo was singing too. Fifty-two new birds banded with seven recaptures in 5.75 hours. Three species of warbler were captured today; Black-throated Green and Myrtle with a recaptured Northern Waterthrush from yesterday.
Top 4 species banded:
White-throated Sparrow - 18
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 8
House Wren - 7
Northern Cardinal - 4

One of the last Winter Wrens for the spring

Male Second-Year Downy Woodpecker - note the primary
coverts are brown versus other black primaries.

As always, enjoy Spring!

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