Daily report – Sunday, 9/11

The winds shifted to SSW and picked up in intensity, so a much slower, more typical day at the banding station (B19).

The morning was overcast. On the radar we carefully watched a large band of storm cells march across NH. We closed the nets about 15 minutes before an intense rainstorm arrived. All three of us were able to enjoy the fabulous brunch specially prepared by Chefs Hayward & Mallett (copy of menu attached).

We reopened the nets at noon. The afternoon became sunny, breezy and much less humid. The culinary group left at 2:30 and Kiah arrived at 5:45. Tomorrow, the kitchen in Kiggins will shut down and we (island staff and banders) will have meals in K-house for the remainder of the week. We hope to run Crystal Lake for a couple of days before we start closing up the station for the 2016 season.

Breezy greetings from Peg, Susan, Martha and Kiah

"Take a Bite out of Appledore" brunch menu
“Take a Bite out of Appledore” brunch menu
Well, at least we caught dessert
Well, at least we caught dessert
Cape May Warbler
Cape May Warbler

Banding list for September 11, 2016

Species Code Number
Philadelphia Vireo PHVI 2
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 3
Cedar Waxwing CEDW 7
Common Yellowthroat COYE 1
Cape May Warbler CMWA 1
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 1
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 2
Purple Finch PUFI 1
Total banded: 19
Previously banded**Number
Retraps3

**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).