Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lake winds hold bird diversity

I am beginning to think it is April instead of May due to the temperatures, except the bird species indicate otherwise. One hundred twenty-four new banded birds with 55 recaptures. The banded Common Yellowthroat a couple days ago is seven years old and counting. Twenty species of warbler were seen or heard today including Golden-winged, Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Cape May, Black-throated Blue, Myrtle, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, Blackpoll, Black-and-white, American Redstart, Prothonotary, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, and Hooded.

Highlights for the day include Purple Martin, three Orange-crowned Warblers, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and an Eastern Kingbird.

Top 7 species include:
Nashville Warbler (NAWA)- 26
Yellow Warbler (YWAR)- 11
Ovenbird (OVEN)- 11
Gray Catbird (GRCA)- 9
Red-winged Blackbird (RWBL)- 5
Lincoln Sparrow (LISP)- 5
Magnolia Warbler (MAWA)- 5

Rain tomorrow means the warm front will be near. I believe Friday may be the pick day. It just depends on how far north the front comes tomorrow.

Enjoy the girl pics:

Let's Hear it for the GIRLS!

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