May 4th – Pouring Through!

Sam with some of the 4-H club. It was a great day for banding outside. -DOL

Good weather finally arrived and has spurred on the migration of millions of birds. For the past 5 days they’ve been pouring through the Farm site. The “dawn chorus” is loud and clear and the edge between the pond and the prairie comes alive with birds on the move. I’ll quickly bring you up to date on the numbers we’ve been banding and seeing.
April 30th, Banded 62:
Banders: Nancy, Joanne, Dave
1 Tree Swallow
1 Gray Catbird
1 Savannah Sparrow
1 White-crowned Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
5 Swamp Sparrows
8 Red-winged Blackbirds
3 Brown-headed Cowbirds
2 Common Yellowthroats
4 Yellow Warblers
1 Pine Warbler
9 Western Palm Warblers
25 Myrtle Warblers
ET’s: 50 Spp.

May 2nd, Banded 55:
Bander: Rick
2 Warbling Vireos
1 Tree Swallow

Female Tree Swallow -DOL

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
26 White-throated Sparrows
5 Swamp Sparrows
2 Brown-headed Cowbirds
2 Yellow Warblers
7 Western Palm Warblers
9 Myrtle Warblers

May 3rd, Banded 20:
Banders: Rick, Jeremy
1 House Wren
1 Gray Catbird
1 Song Sparrow
1 Nashville Warbler
5 Yellow Warblers
3 Western Palm Warblers
8 Myrtle Warblers
ET’s: 41 spp.

May 4th, Banded 78:
Banders: Rick, Sam
6 Tree Swallows
1 European Starling
1 American Robin
2 American Goldfinches
1 White-throated Sparrow
1 Lincoln’s Sparrow

1st Lincoln’s Sparrow of the year. -DOL

2 Swamp Sparrows
2 Baltimore Orioles
2 Brown-headed Cowbirds
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Black and White Warbler

Male Black & White Warbler. -DOL

2 Common Yellowthroats
10 Western Palm Warblers
46 Myrtle Warblers
ET’s: 65 spp. (including a Virginia Rail!)

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