|GCKI- The kinglet with the striped head|
As predicted, an increase in the numbers of Blackpoll Warblers occurred and should only increase over the next couple weeks. In a repeat of last year, when we had several previously banded BLPWs return to the migration site, this week we had one return of a BLPW that was banded last September. Just another reminder of how important these migratory stopover habitats are to these long distance flying birds.
AMRE is a flycatching warbler which has a broad bill and lots of modified feathers called rictal bristles (whiskers). The Cape May has a fine pointed bill and small head compared to its body. CMWA's bill is often encrusted with pollen from tropical plants in the spring when we capture them.
|CMWA-left and AMRE-right|
and a female Black-throated Blue Warbler (BTBW):
|CMWA-left and BTBW female-right|
|Dorsal view of a Brown Creeper (BRCR) with rufous rump|
|BRCR-note curved bill for probing for insects/spiders under bark|
Check out the navarre banding summary at http://www.bsbo.org/passerine/pdf/passerinebandingfall2012navarre.pdf
to see where we are at in migration this fall. We try to update this file each Friday.