Saturday, October 13, 2007

Hermit Thrush, the top banded species...

The west winds were somewhat favorable for a good day and by noon they shifted to the WSW. Temps were cool in the mid 30's but warmed to 55 by noon with mostly cloudy conditions.

The day yielded 155 newly banded birds and 33 recaptures. There were 26 species of newly banded birds. Five species of warbler were banded and 7 species seen in Navarre (Blackpoll, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Magnolia, Black-throated Blue warblers (male & female), a recaptured Ovenbird and a Bay-Breasted warbler was seen on the area.

Top species banded:
Hermit Thrush - 40
White-throated Sparrow - 29
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 20
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 10
Blackpoll Warbler - 6

Today's Highlights:We had 4 Orange-crowned Warblers, 5 Red-breasted Nuthatches, 1 White-breasted Nuthatch, 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker, a juvenile Indigo Bunting, and a female Rusty Blackbird.

Seven species of the sparrow guild including the Indigo Bunting were captured today.

The weather report for tomorrow looks to be a similar day as today only a bit warmer.

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