Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Birds did not leave last night...

North winds slowed down the birds and held them in place for today. It was obvious with the number of recaptures (41) we had. We did have a couple returning old Yellow Warblers that were at least 3-5 years old. I have not checked the band series for an exact date. An old Gray Catbird returned today with a band series that indicated that it was at least 3 years old. The Worm-eating Warbler from yesterday was still around today.

A total of 164 new birds were banded today giving us 23 species. Ten species of warbler were caught today including two Orange-crowned Warblers and a Magnolia Warbler. Stay tuned the Magnolias will be here in full force in about10 days.

Top 5 Species for the day:
Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler - 77
White –throated Sparrow - 24
Western Palm Warbler - 15
Swamp Sparrow - 6
Yellow Warbler - 6

Yellow-throated Vireo

Enjoy Spring!

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