May 7th, 2008

It was little quieter today than yesterday, but still an interesting mix of birds about. The winds were calm to start, but by 11am it got quite gusty, and blew one of the nets down….

This year’s hatch of Canada geese goslings are swimming on the river, very young, still fluffy and yellow.
It was spitting rain on my drive home, so that timing was perfect!

Banded 30:
2 Orchard Orioles – young males, olive to yellow, with a black mask and bib.
1 Tree Swallow
1 Blue Jay
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Grey Catbirds
1 Warbling Vireo
1 Nashville Warbler
2 Yellow Warblers
1 Common Yellowthroat
2 Chipping Sparrows
2 White-throated Sparrows
5 Eastern White Crowned Sparrows
9 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 16:
1 Downy Woodpecker,
5 Yellow Warblers
1 Common Yellowthroat
3 Rose-breasted grosbeaks- one was a foreign retrap Band # 1841-91843
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 Baltimore Orioles
1 American Goldfinch


One thought on “May 7th, 2008

  1. Boy do I know what you mean about work getting in the way!

    You had interesting results though-looking forward to coming to visit you soon (with Richard Joos)

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