Daily report – Wednesday, 9/7

Hi again. Another day of diminishing NE winds but also pop up showers. The remnants of Hermine are STILL messing with weather systems and flying birds. We at least broke double digits for bird totals on Wednesday. The REVI’s should be moving by now – but 3 Grackles?? The Green-winged Teal was still at Crystal Lake but nothing else on the sighted list was unexpected. The Dangle Tangle folks left on the early boat because the weather forecasts predicted several more days of no birds. As of this morning, that prediction is being spot-on! This is really spring weather except that the temperature is about 10 degrees too warm. I remember perhaps 25 years ago, John Munier complaining mightily when a weather system stalled just to the south and no birds moved for a week. Then, I came on as it broke up and had floods. This seems to be my turn at that experience from the other direction. Andy did still more data entry; David caught up on the other paper work and even got his “second sleep” although that got interrupted by a brief net closing shower. Still, Andy, Jan, and David are reveling in the Appledore vibe and will definitely hate to leave! We’ll be back though. Hope you will too!!

Andy measuring a Grackle wing.
Andy measuring a Grackle wing.
Common Grackle (HY-M) going into the weighing can
Common Grackle (HY-M) going into the weighing can

Banding list for September 7, 2016

Species Code Number
Philadelphia Vireo PHVI 1
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 3
Gray Catbird GRCA 2
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 1
American Redstart AMRE 1
Common Grackle COGR 3
American Goldfinch AMGO 1
Total banded: 12
Previously banded**Number
Retraps4

**Previously banded birds may include retraps (banded earlier in the current season), returns (banded in a previous season), or foreign recoveries (banded at a different banding station).