Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Nighthawk greeted me again today...

Once again I was greeted by the Common Nighthawk driving in today. Cool southerly winds produced 334 new birds with 63 recaptures with the nets open 8 hours. There were birds around everywhere it seemed. We banded 49 species including 25 warbler species.

Highlights for the day were Whip-poor-will, Eastern Kingbird (3 of them), Red-breasted Nuthatch, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Cedar Waxwing.

Top 9 species of the day:
Magnolia Warbler - 47
Nashville Warbler - 45
Yellow Warbler - 32
Gray Catbird - 27
Wilson’s Warbler - 24
Blackpoll Warbler - 11
Tennessee Warbler - 10
Common Yellowthroat - 10
Ovenbird - 10

The Saturday morning banding demonstration at the BSBO Nature Center went well with the aid of several Ohio Young Bird Club members. Phil Chaon, Ben Thorton, Elliot and Wyatt Miller.

Busy, successful day and I am very tired. I hope you were able to go out and enjoy this great day!

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