October 22nd – Sparrows Galore!

White-throated Sparrow -LCR

It was a busy weekend. Marnie and Liam held the fort on Saturday while Laurel, Anna, and I took over today. The number of sparrows has been spectacular, especially Song Sparrows and Swamp Sparrows. The two-day total for Songs was 54 and for Swamps 73. These numbers just continued to swell the Fall totals for these two species to 362 and 307 respectively. We’ve never seen anything like it at the Farm before and it has to be the direct result of the conversion of the field to prairie grasses.
October 21st: Banded 81:
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
7 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
2 White-breasted Nuthatches

Liam with a Brown Creeper. -MMG

1 Brown Creeper

Field Sparrow -MMG

2 Field Sparrows
1 Eastern White-crowned Sparrow
3 White-throated Sparrows
33 Song Sparrows
2 Lincoln’s Sparrows
28 Swamp Sparrows
1 Myrtle Warbler
Birds per 100 net hours: 163
ET’s: 39 spp.

October 22nd; Banded 100:

Blue-headed Vireo -LCR

1 Blue-headed Vireo

Female Golden-crowned Kinglet -LCR

2 Golden-crowned Kinglets
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
1 Hermit Thrush
1 American Robin

Female House Finch -AC

1 House Finch
4 American Goldfinches
2 Field Sparrows
2 Dark-eyed Juncos
5 White-throated Sparrows
31 Song Sparrows
1 Lincoln’s Sparrow
45 Swamp Sparrows
1 Myrtle Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
Birds per 100 net hours: 204
ET’s: 30 spp.

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