September 22nd

A warm, sunny clear day at Ruthven with relatively few birds around. Perhaps they were all watching the stock market’s meteoric rise. There were a few thrushes calling overhead just before first light and some foraging warblers just after dawn but otherwise it was pretty quiet.

A few ducks were observed flying along the river, including the season’s first Blue-Winged Teal.

Banded: 17
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
Eastern Wood Pewee 2
Western Palm Warbler 1
Red-Eyed Vireo 1
White-Throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Grey Catbird 3
Blue Jay 1

Retrapped: 8
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-Capped Chickadee 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Swainson’s Thrush 1
Grey-Cheeked Thrush 1
White-Breasted Nuthatch 1
Grey Catbird 1


41 spp.

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