Thursday, September 18, 2008

Brisk northeast winds pushed birds off the beach ridge

The winds were kicking up greatly on the lake with a strong northeast wind. This curtailed birds being out on the ridge for us today. There were still plenty of thrushes. I saw the first White-throated Sparrow for the fall. That means fall is coming fast. There were 57 new birds captured today with 9 recaptures including 12 bird species. Ovenbird still remains in high numbers as well. There were some Blackpolls around but none were low enough for catching in the nets. Seven species of warbler were seen or caught in Navarre. The highlight was the adult male Mourning Warbler. He seems a bit late to be here but you can’t mistake this handsome bird!
Species and Number Banded
Swainson’s Thrush -23
Gray-cheeked Thrush -16
Ovenbird -6
Gray Catbird -3

Enjoy the day!

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