Migration Monitoring – September 19th, 2007

I just deleted a bunch of pictures from the blog, by accident. It’s going to take a while to replace them, so if you notice things missing, just wait and hope it will be replaced sometime.

A day to sit back, count diurnal migrants, and fill out retrap cards. While a few new migrants have trickled in, including some new White-Throated Sparrows and a few more Swainson’s Thrush, many of the old ones, particularly Blackpolls, are still around. The latter are slowly bulking up before they continue their journey southwards.

Notable for the day was the year’s first record of Eastern Screech Owl. An individual was heard calling across the river opposite the mansion.

Banded: 22
American Goldfinch 7
Wilson’s Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
House Wren 1
Red-Eyed Vireo 1
Song Sparrow 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
White-Throated Sparrow 1
Red-Bellied Woodpecker 1
American Robin 4
Blue Jay 1

Retrapped: 15
Chestnut-Sided Warbler 1
American Goldfinch 3
Black-Capped Chickadee 1
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Red-Eyed Vireo 1
Eastern Tufted Titmouse 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Grey Catbird 1
Blue Jay 1 (banded as an HY in 2004)


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