May 11th – More Pine Siskins!

Cold temperatures, frost, and fog combined to keep the nets frozen shut for several hours this morning. Despite the delayed opening banding totals were still decent with 66 birds being handled.

In part this was due to a horde of new Pine Siskins that descended upon the feeders, and to a small push of new Yellow Warblers moving through the property. Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles and Indigo Buntings were active throughout the mid- to late morning period, but most warbler species are still absent.

Banded: 37
American Goldfinch 8
Nashville Warbler 2
Least Flycatcher 2
Pine Siskin 10
Yellow Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Lincoln’s Sparrow 1
Brown-Headed Cowbird 1
Grey Catbird 2
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak 3
Mourning Dove 1

Retrapped: 29American Goldfinch 2
Blue-Winged Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 4
Pine Siskin 3
Yellow Warbler 4
Indigo Bunting 1
Eastern White-Crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 4
Brown-Headed Cowbird 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
Red-Winged Blackbird 1
Grey Catbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak 3

58 species recorded during the day.


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