“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M.Montgomery

Welcome October!  Fall is a great time for banding as the birds are not moving at quite the pace they are in the spring. I find it quite interesting to see what others are banding at their sites compared to mine.  Nancy and Mike who are about 1/2 hour southeast of me had no Myrtle or Palm warblers yesterday, yet those were the only warblers I had. I haven’t seen the list from Lowville yet, but I’m curious as to what is moving around in other areas.

From October 1st:

American Goldfinch – 2
Western Palm Warbler – 2
Black-capped Chickadee -2
Myrtle Warbler – 4
Chipping Sparrow – 1
House Finch – 1
Eastern White-crowned Sparrow -1
White-throated Sparrow -1
Hairy Woodpecker – 1
American Robin – 1
Northern Cardinal – 1

Black-capped Chickadee – 5
Song Sparrow – 1

Total: 24 (18 Banded, 6 Recaps)

Autumnal banding. I set up and band just outside my backdoor.

First White-throated sparrow in the nets at my place. I’ve been hearing them for almost 2 weeks now, but this is the first banded.

First Eastern White-crowned sparrow (tan morph) for this season as well.

One of my two Western Palm Warblers

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