May 16th – And So It Continues

Another good day (beautiful weather!) with lots of birds and interesting/interested visitors. Audrey Heagy was the “bander-in-charge” leaving me the time to do a leisurely stroll along the trails under the disguise of doing a census. Christie Macdonald showed up with uncle and brother in tow (Uncle Ron is a pretty keen birder!) and we had 2 banders in training: Elisabeth Van Stam and Chris McIntosh – in time they will be a big help to the operation.
We also entertained 3 delightful ladies who had come all the way from Toronto and gave themselves front row seats just behind the banders so they wouldn’t miss anything. And we had some nice birds so they got a pretty good show.

Banded 46:
1 Traill’s Flycatcher
1 Blue Jay
1 House Wren
6 Gray Catbirds
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue-winged Warbler
6 Yellow Warblers
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Myrtle Warbler
1 American Redstart
1 Ovenbird
3 Common Yellowthroats
2 Canada Warblers
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Chipping Sparrow
2 Lincoln’s Sparrows
5 White-throated Sparrows
1 Eastern White-crowned Sparrow
2 Red-winged Blackbirds
2 Common Grackles
2 Baltimore Orioles
2 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 25:
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Tree Swallow
2 Blue Jays
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Gray Catbirds
1 Blue-winged Warbler
4 Yellow Warblers
5 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
1 Chipping Sparrow
2 Song Sparrows
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 Baltimore Orioles
1 Orchard Oriole

New for the Year: Lincoln’s Sparrow, Tennessee Warbler

ET’s: 70 spp.


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