July 29th, 2006


Hot, humid weather continues to hammer the area. It was already 21 degrees and humid before opening the nets. Even so, there was quite a lot of bird activity along the edges. At least until the sun got up and the temperature rose to 28+ (by 10:00 standard time). I handled another large number of Yellow Warblers, most of which were young birds. However, I did band/retrap 3 adults. All three were well into a complete moult involving flight feathers. I also banded an adult male Blue-gray Gnatcatcher that was replacing flight feathers as well.

Banded 45: 1 TRFL, 1 HOWR, 1 BGGN, 1 AMRO, 3 GRCA, 1 GWWA (the 1st we’ve encountered this year – HY-F), 21 YWAR, 1 AMRE, 1 NOCA, 1 RBGR, 1 FISP, 6 SOSP, 1 BHCO, 5 AMGO.

Retrapped 7: 1 BCCH, 3 YWAR, 1 RBGR, 1 INBU, 1 AMGO.


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