April 28th – A Few More Migrants

A few more migrating birds were present today with 3 lovely male Yellow-rumped Warblers showing off for our grade 2, 3 and 4 classes of school children. Blue-grey Gnatcatchers and White throated Sparrows were more noticeable today. We had a nice selection of birds, with 16 species handled for the day.

There was no wind to start, but by 8:30 this morning the strong north wind made the mist nets on the windward side practically useless.

The Titmice were both banded from net #10, and one is definitely a female, with a brood patch.

Banded 20:
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3 Yellow-rumped Warblers
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Field Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrows
2 Red-winged Blackbirds
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
6 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 22:
2 Eastern Tufted Titmice
1 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatches
5 Chipping Sparrows
2 Field Sparrows
3 Song Sparrows
3 Dark-eyed Junco’s
4 American Goldfinches

ET = 41 spp.


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