Daily report – Friday, 9/9

Appledore Shuffle: Andy and Jan departed Appledore at 10:30 a.m. Peg, Susan and Martha arrived at 2:15 p.m. David departed at 6 p.m. A complete volunteer shift change.

A crazy mid-day at the Portsmouth dock. Three groups were heading out between 12 and 1 – one group to Star Island, one group going on the Laighton cruise, and the Take a Bite Out of Appledore group coming to Shoals. There were cars and people everywhere. The Kingsbury docked at 11:45, adding more people, plus a lot of recyclables and trash needed to be unloaded amidst the chaos. It was a circus!

Eighteen people came out as participants in the Take a Bite Out of Appledore weekend event. The mid-afternoon temperature was in the 90s! Dehydration was a problem for some. The net lanes were quiet.

There were birds, but mostly in the morning. But at least there were some birds! Andy and Jan were there for two uncommon visitors: Yellow-breasted Chat and Worm-eating Warbler! David took a nice picture of the WEWA (attached).

Farewell David, Andy and Jan
and
Greetings from Peg, Susan and Martha

A rare visitor: Worm-eating Warbler
A rare visitor: Worm-eating Warbler

Banding list for September 9, 2016

Species Code Number
Downy Woodpecker DOWO 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee EAWP 1
Warbling Vireo WAVI 1
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 6
Ovenbird OVEN 1
Worm-eating Warbler WEWA 1
Common Yellowthroat COYE 1
American Redstart AMRE 5
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 1
Yellow-breasted Chat YBCH 1
Baltimore Oriole BAOR 2
Purple Finch PUFI 2
Total banded: 30
Previously banded**Number
Retraps6

**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).