Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Waiting on the winds to turn...

Northeasterly winds again at 15 mph do not make for much bird movement into the site. We are waiting on the winds to turn to the south for the second pulse of the last wave to occur here. It only seems like last week it was early spring. Time flies when the birds are moving. It looks like Friday and Saturday will be the days for the second pulse to hit up here.

A little over 6 hours produced 100 new banded birds with 29 recaptures. This included 23 species with 12 species of warbler being caught. Sixteen warblers were heard at the station with one being a Connecticut Warbler which was on the wish list for bird of capture today but it did not happen. Maybe it will occur tomorrow for my great volunteer Dave. Highlights for the day were an Eastern Kingbird and a couple Philadelphia Vireos.

Top 7 species banded:
Traill’s Flycatcher - 25
Wilson’s Warbler - 15
Yellow Warbler - 8
Canada Warbler - 7
Common Yellowthroat - 7
Gray Catbird - 6
Red-eyed Vireo - 5

Another quiz bird to keep you all on your toes!

Many do not see the red on the head of the Eastern Kingbird

There is always something to learn in nature. Enjoy!

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