Sunday, June 1, 2008

Winds out of the west today...

The winds out of the west turned to the northeast during the day which did not improve the number of birds. It could be that spring is winding down. It is anti-climatic to have the numbers slow down this quickly. Today we had 72 new banded birds and 23 recaptures including 18 species in 6 hours of net operation. Nine warblers were caught with 13 being seen on the site.

Highlights for the day were an Eastern Kingbird and a Blue-headed Vireo.
Top 7 birds banded:
Traill’s Flycatcher - 19
Mourning Warbler - 8
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 8
Wilson’s Warbler - 6
Yellow Warbler - 5
Common Yellowthroat - 5
Gray Catbird - 5

Take time to enjoy nature and you will be better for it!

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