September 13th – The Winds of Change

It’s been a busy fall season for the last thirteen days at the Ruthven banding lab – a total of 757 birds banded! A beautiful time of year with the fluctuating days of weather between cool,clear ‘fall’ days or warm, balmy ‘summer’ days.
At opening today the weather was warm and breezy, with the wind out of the east. The wind soon changed to the south, and late morning moving to the west/northwest. The final total of birds banded was higher than I anticipated, you never know what a day will bring. It was a good day with a great variety of birds to handle.

Banded 58:1 Mourning Dove
1 Black-billed Cuckoo
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 ‘Traill’s’ Flycatcher
2 Eastern Wood-PeWee
1 Carolina Wren
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
2 Swainson’s Thrush
5 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
3 Cedar Waxwing
1 Philadelphia Vireo
4 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
7 Magnolia Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
12 Blackpoll Warbler
1 American Redstart
1 Mourning Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
3 Wilson’s Warbler
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Chipping Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow

Retrapped 11:4 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
1 American Redstart
1 White-throated Sparrow
2 American Goldfinch

ET’s: 58 spp.

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