Migration Monitoring – September 17th, 2007

A much quieter time than the weekend, both in terms of birds (fewer) and humans (none). There were birds about, especially American Goldfinches at the feeders and swirling masses of Common Grackles, Red-Winged Blackbirds, and European Starlings along the river, just not to the same extent as the past few days.

There was some excitement however as an immature Red-Tailed Hawk was briefly ensnared in Net 9, but it worked its way out before it could be captured.

All of the retrapped birds were from this season, with the vast majority from the last seven days.

Banded: 57
Magnolia Warbler 2
Black-Throated Green Warbler 1
American Goldfinch 23
Nashville Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 5
Bay-Breasted Warbler 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Black-Capped Chickadee 4
Eastern Phoebe 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Eastern Wood Pewee 1
Red-Eyed Vireo 4
Ovenbird 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Song Sparrow 2
Swainson’s Thrush 3
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak 1
American Robin 3

Retrapped: 20
American Goldfinch 4
Nashville Warbler 1
Black-and-White Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 6
Common Yellowthroat 1
House Wren 1
Black-Capped Chickadee 1
Red-Eyed Vireo 2
Purple Finch 1
White-Breasted Nuthatch 1
Northern Cardinal 1


Those pictures that were promised the other day should be coming soon.

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