September 18th – In-between

Not much happening today. Very few neotropical migrants around but very few short-distance migrants either – as if we were between migrant groups.
One interesting sight was a Bald Eagle on a gravel bar between the mainland and Slink Island tearing a fish apart. I was able to get within about 20 m by sneaking up through the underbrush. Too bad I didn’t have a camera.
The total of 28 birds banded brings our Fall total over 500 for the season.

Banded 28:
1 Traill’s Flycatcher
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper
3 Gray-cheeked Thrush
1 Swainson’s Thrush
3 Gray Catbirds
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Magnolia Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroats
1 Scarlet Tanager
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
10 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 10:
1 Eastern Tufted Titmouse
4 Black-capped Chickadees
3 White-breasted Nuthatches
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 American Goldfinch

ET’s: 45 spp.


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