September 1st – Start of the Fall Migration Monitoring Season

It was not an auspicious start; in fact, it was sort of ho hum. It was 22 degrees at 6:00 when we were opening nets and got hotter from there. Also, there was a SW wind that certainly was not in a migrant’s best interests. The slow pace gave me a chance to catch up on cutting the grass in the net lanes which was getting quite thick in my absence. There were a lot of birds around (e.g., 52 spp. for ET’s) but they tended to be in the treetops.

Banded 20:
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Magnolia Warblers
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Black & White Warbler
1 American Redstart
2 Common Yellowthroats
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Song Sparrow
2 House Finches
4 American Goldfinches

Retrapped 9:
2 Eastern Tufted Titmice
1 House Wren
2 Gray Catbirds
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow
2 House Finches

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