Daily report – Monday, 9/12

A beautiful day on the island and a moderate number of birds banded (B31), most before noon. Crystal Lake was better for bird watching rather than mist netting. Birds were definitely attracted to the water. Crystal Lake is now more appropriately called Crystal Puddle and it’s also where there are some mud flats and a few shorebirds ( 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers and 2 Least Sandpipers). The swale is all dried up.

Marie arrived to do a final cleanup of Celia Thaxter’s garden.

A Brown Creeper came in for banding. I have not seen that species in many seasons.

The big excitement for the day was the discovery of a Common Nighthawk roosting on the ridge line of Bartels mid-afternoon. Kiah and I were coming back from Crystal Lake. Two Northern Mockingbirds were putting up a fuss and darting up toward the roofline of Bartels; then Kiah spotted the CONI. Once again, expect the unexpected on Appledore!

Sunny greetings from Peg, Susan, Martha and Kiah

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler
Female Black-throated Blue Warbler
Nice hankie!
Nice hankie!
Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper
Creeper toes!
Creeper toes!
Kiah birding the Crystal Lake Mudflats
Kiah birding the Crystal Lake Mudflats
Common Nighthawk Roosting on the roof of Bartels
Common Nighthawk Roosting on the roof of Bartels
Common Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Closing up the garden for the season
Closing up the garden for the season
Celia's garden
Celia’s garden

Banding list for September 12, 2016

Species Code Number
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher YBFL 2
Philadelphia Vireo PHVI 1
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 5
Brown Creeper BRCR 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 8
Cedar Waxwing CEDW 2
Ovenbird OVEN 1
Nashville Warbler NAWA 1
American Redstart AMRE 1
Cape May Warbler CMWA 1
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 1
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler BTBW 1
Song Sparrow SOSP 2
Baltimore Oriole BAOR 1
Purple Finch PUFI 1
American Goldfinch AMGO 1
Total banded: 31
Previously banded**Number
Retraps5

**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).