Thursday, October 4, 2007

Four species of sparrows...

As expected not much wind today. The wind was mostly out of the Southeast. It was foggy early and then cleared to warm up quickly. Not a day conducive for a southerly migration.

American Robins and blackbirds moving heavily in early morning hours.

Ninety total new birds were banded with a lot of recaptured thrushes (sticking around for a few days). Thrushes are the dominant birds with Gray-cheeked Thrushes and White-throated Sparrow were the highest species banded with a total of 18 for each.

Blackpoll Warbler held the highest warbler count with 11 new birds. Seven species of warbler caught and released today.

Highlights: A very nice adult male Indigo Bunting in basic plumage. His brown body was offset with bright blue wings and tail. The Navarre station does not catch many Indigo Buntings in the fall. This one seems a bit late but then again it is 90 degrees in October!

Four species of sparrow: White-throated Sparrow, Lincoln Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow and Song Sparrow. Lincoln's appear to be late. Swamps and Songs will be continuing to increase in numbers as will the White-throated Sparrows.

There is not much change expected for tomorrow, same forecast of little wind and fog in the AM and then making up to 90 degrees again.

Looking forward to a cold front...

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