Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Easterly winds not favorable for migration in Navarre

Another light East wind today made our catch slow again with 53 new birds and 9 recaptures totaling eighteen bird species. Seven warbler species were netted (Black-throated Blue, American Redstart, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Common Yellowthroat, Blackpoll, and Ovenbird). A highlight for the day was a female Scarlet Tanager. A male was also seen on site as well. A Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Winter Wren were other specialties for the day.

Top 4 species and number banded:
Swainson’s Thrush - 11
Gray Catbird - 10
Gray-cheeked Thrush -9
Blackpoll Warbler -6

There is still a lot to see this season so get out and enjoy!

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