September 21st – the First Day of Fall

And a fine day it was too. While opening the nets (in the dark) I could hear a good number of birds calling overhead. When the sun came out we had small “waves” or groups of birds foraging in the tree tops – but they mostly stayed in the tree tops so our banding numbers weren’t extraordinary. There was good variety in terms of the birds encountered; these included: a mature Bald Eagle, Pileated Woodpeckers, 13 species of warblers (including a Northern Parula), and the first Dark-eyed Junco of the Fall season.

Banded 25:
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
1 American Robin
6 Gray Catbirds
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Magnolia Warblers
4 Black-throated Green Warblers
2 Blackpoll Warblers
1 Black & White Warbler
1 Ovenbird
2 Song Sparrows
1 Dark-eyed Junco

Retrapped 7:
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Black-capped chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Gray Catbirds
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler

ET’s: 53 species


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