Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall birds are still in good numbers

Things are looking up! I hope all of you do not think that the interesting birds are already south. You may be surprised! One hundred and thirty-two new birds were banded with 47 recaptures. Yes, the Blackpoll Warblers did not move much in this wind!

Twelve species of warbler were observed including Nashville, Magnolia, Cape May, Black-throated Blue, Myrtle, Western Palm, Blackpoll, Black-and-white, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, and the quiz bird.

Highlights were several nice looking Cape May Warblers and a couple Eastern Wood Pewees,
one of which is the banded one that is still hanging around.

Beach top species:
Blackpoll Warbler- 10
Cape May Warbler-6
Eastern Phoebe-2

Main Inside top species:
Blackpoll Warbler-43
Swainson’s Thrush-16
Cape May Warbler-8
Gray-cheeked Thrush-5

The quiz bird is a tough one. I hope you could see the split eye ring and the larger warbler bill. Does that help?! How about a Mourning Warbler?! That is what it is-I hope you ID’d it correctly! The next several days should be good so get on out and enjoy the fall weather.

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