Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fall migration is exciting...

I am still excited about fall migration season. The first Swainson’s Thrush for the season added to the other 34 birds we captured for the day. Fourteen species tallied including six warbler species. Three recaptures rounded out the day.

It was a run on Eastern Phoebes on the beach. Four immature phoebes with their loose feathers that make them look silly.

Top four species banded
Gray Catbird - 8
Magnolia Warbler - 7
Common Yellowthroat - 6
Eastern Phoebe - 4

The highlight for the day was an adult male Mourning Warbler. It was processed and out the door before I could get his picture! Some days you have to enjoy the brief good moments before they are gone!

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