Friday, October 9, 2015

Daily Update: Navarre Marsh Banding Station
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Pictured: Slate-colored Junco

- Number of Birds Banded: 119
- Number of Recaptures: 25
- Number of Species Banded: 24 (+6 recap only)
- Top Five Species Banded: Hermit Thrush 24 (+3 recap), White-throated Sparrow 16, Golden-crowned Kinglet 11, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10, and Blackpoll Warbler 9 (+5 recap).

- Total Number of Species on Point Count: 28
- Total Number of Species Recorded: 57
- Total Number of Warbler Species Recorded: 7 (26 plus Brewster’s for fall)
- Total Number of Hours Station Operated: 6.5

Highlights: Marsh Wren, American Redstart, Slate-colored Junco, Rusty Blackbird, and large number of Pine Siskins flying over in diurnal migration.

Notes: Winds changed to SE and reduced the bird activity on the ridge. Swainson’s and Gray-cheeked Thrushes dropping off as Hermit Thrush increases.

Weather: Winds Southeast. Temperature in the 60s.

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