Top 5 Species and Number Banded
Blackpoll Warbler - 22
Swainson’s Thrush - 21
Gray-cheeked Thrush -17
Gray Catbird - 14
Common Yellowthroat -9
An unusual catch was a Mourning Dove. They may fly into the net but the small mesh size keeps them from getting caught. The net mesh size is 30 mm which is for warbler sized birds. This dove was an adult female. It has obvious molt limit (last year’s feathers or more than one generation of feathers) and no iridescence on the head.
Today is a great day for quizzes. Here is a Black and White Warbler we captured today. Can you tell me the age and sex of this bird?
The other quiz bird is a female Cape May Warbler—remember the fine streaks on the chest and the fine bill.