Migration Monitoring – October 15th, 2007

It was a dull morning, but cheery volunteers and visitors livened the place up. The wind was calm, and the conditions were perfect for banding. The birds trickled in all morning, and into the afternoon.

Banded 67:
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
6 Black-capped Chickadees
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Golden-crowned Kinglets
14 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
1 Grey-cheeked Thrush
1 Hermit Thrush
4 Yellow-rumped Warblers
1 Northern Cardinal
4 Field Sparrows
6 Song Sparrows
7 White-throated Sparrows
3 Dark-eyed Juncos
15 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 21:
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Black-capped Chickadees
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Hermit Thrushes
2 Yellow-rumped Warblers
2 Song Sparrows
4 Eastern White-crowned Sparrows
6 American Goldfinches

One of the Retrapped Song Sparrows was first banded in 2002. It was an after hatch year bird then, making him at least 6 years old now. He has made 7 visits to the lab, sometimes in the spring, and sometimes in the fall. Retraps are neat.


Here is a picture of a Yellow Warbler, our National Summer Bird, admiring it’s reflection. Contributed by Bev Graham.


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