The day's catch consisted of 196 new banded birds and 27 recaptures. Once again we caught the Blue-headed Vireo we have caught for the third day in a row. It appears okay and it had substantial fat.
We caught 2 additional new Blue-headed Vireos today. Purple finches have been numerous for us this fall with 5 new captures today which puts the site at 30% above previous year's fall numbers.
Top new species banded:
Twenty-seven new species banded for the day. Two more new Yellow-shafted Flickers (Northern Flicker) were caught and banded today. Eight species of warbler rounded out the new species list with a nice looking Orange-crowned Warbler to top of the bunch.
Fox Sparrow made its first appearance in Navarre. No sightings of White-crowned Sparrows but then again they are not as common on the beach ridges. We spotted Lincoln and Savanna Sparrows at the site to make up the six species or seven when you count Slate-colored Junco (Dark-eyed Junco) in Navarre on this day.Tomorrow should be a good fall day for birding and banding!