Wednesday, October 10, 2007

WNW winds brought in the Hermit Thrushes...

Cooler temperatures and WNW winds brought in the Hermit Thrushes today. Still many thrushes stayed around despite the cold front coming through. Many are carrying much fat, 15- 20 grams over what they weigh during spring season.

Total new birds banded today was 83 new banded and 41 recaptures with a Blue-headed Vireo sticking around for a couple days as well as the many thrushes and Blackpoll Warblers.

Top species for newly banded birds are:
Hermit Thrush - 18
Swainson's Thrush - 16
White-throated Sparrow - 6
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 5
Purple Finch - 4

Twenty-two species of newly banded birds. Eight species of warbler still around (Black-and-White, Bay-breasted, Black-throated Blue, Blackpoll, Black-throated Green, Myrtle (Yellow-rumped), Tennessee Warblers and Ovenbird).

Today's Highlights: Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (Adult female and juvenile Male) and Yellow-shafted Flicker (Northern Flicker).

More American Robins moving today and saw/heard 2 Pine Siskins during the point count.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is supposed to be a repeat of today.

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