July 8th – 4th MAPS session

The fourth MAPS session was, like the preceding sessions, quiet with very little hitting the nets. The bulk of the Tree Swallows seem to have moved on, and the ubiquitous Baltimore Orioles and Common Yellowthroats were either quiet (for the former) or possibly absent (for the latter).

Yellow Warblers are also unusually sparse although today marked the capture of the first young ones, and very young and gawky they were.

A pair of Purple Martins briefly investigated the gourd hanging in the parking lot. Someday….

On a more pleasant note mosquitoes remain fairly uncommon. Usually at this time with such wet weather I would be reduced to a red, itchy mass.

The first Banded Hairstreak was observed today.

Banded: 15
Chipping Sparrow 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Eastern Wood Pewee 1
Black-Capped Chickadee 2
Song Sparrow 4
Grey Catbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Northern Cardinal 1
American Robin 1

Retrapped: 12
American Goldfinch 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Black-Capped Chickadee 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 4
Grey Catbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak 1
American Robin 1


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