Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Daily Update: Navarre Marsh Banding Station
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Pictured: Marsh Wren and Northern Parula

Marsh Wren

Northern Parula
- Number of Birds Banded: 253
- Number of Recaptures: 29
- Number of Species Banded: 33 (+1 recap only)
- Top Five Species Banded: Myrtle Warbler 69, Blackpoll Warbler 32 (+13 recap), Golden-crowned Kinglet 28, Hermit Thrush 22 (+1 recap), and White-throated Sparrow 20 (+2 recap).

- Total Number of Species on Point Count: -
- Total Number of Species Recorded: 70
- Total Number of Warbler Species Recorded: 12 (26 plus Brewster’s for fall)
- Total Number of Hours Station Operated: 7.0

Highlights: Marsh Wren, Northern Parula, Western Palm Warbler, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Rusty Blackbird, and large number of Pine Siskins flying over in diurnal migration.

Notes: Highest day of diversity this season. Major change from yesterday. Major switch from Swainson’s Thrush to Hermit Thrush as dominant thrush species. Big increase in Myrtle Warbler, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, and kinglets today. American Robin and Rusty Blackbird migration starting to pick up as well.

Weather: Winds Northwest. Temperature in the 50s – 60s.

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