Thursday, September 17, 2009

light winds bring improvement in the birds

Light winds overnight helped the catch of 38 new birds banded and 7 recaptures. Higlights of the day were a hatching year male Rose-breasted Grosbeak and our second White-throated Sparrow for the fall. Warbler species present were Magnolia, Tennessee, Northern Waterthrush, and Blackpoll.
Top 5 species:
Gray-cheeked Thrush – 8
Swainson’s Thrush – 7
American Robin – 5
Common Grackle – 3
House Wren – 3

Notice the line through the eye on this warbler and the white undertail coverts. The line through the eye crosses the "t" in its name: Tennessee Warbler.

Enjoy the great weather. Tomorrow ther eis to be light North winds. I have my fingers crossed.

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