Saturday, September 13, 2008

Swainson's are here...

It was close to a rain out. We were able to get a couple hours in before it poured again. I would say the weekend was not the best to be out looking for songbirds. I must give our volunteers another big hats off for their dedication and willingness to assist with a research project despite the conditions. Thanks!!!

The yield was 22 new birds with 3 recaptures. Mourning Warbler and Common Yellowthroat were the only warbler species caught in Navarre. A Magnolia Warbler was captured at the Observatory for the public demonstration. Yes, it was still a go and 13 people were very happy we had the big tent up. They were also pleased to see the Marsh Wren which was a great comparison to the Carolina Wren. Sorry no pictures. The weather kept us busy. A couple volunteers managed a few shots so if they share I will pass them along to you.

Top 3 species for the day:
Swainson’s Thrush - 9
Gray Catbird - 5
House Wren - 2

As you can see the Swainson’s are here for a while. A Gray-cheeked Thrush was captured but it was the sole Gray-cheeked for the day.

Many thanks to the volunteers for your help on this day!

Enjoy the beauty of the season,

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