Daily report – Tuesday, 9/13

Another sunny day but not quite as hot. The morning was, as typical, the most active in the net lanes and very quiet from noontime on. Two more species were sighted up at Crystal “Puddle” – a Green Heron and two Rusty Blackbirds. One of the attached photos has a RUBL behind the GRHE.

We got to ooh and ahh over a Yellow-breasted Chat in the morning. The Crystal Lake net was taken down for the season. Very few birds all afternoon and then the dinnertime curse; on the 6 p.m. round, a return Gray Catbird came in for color bands.

We banded 22 birds, had 4 recaptures, and 1 return.

Quiet greetings from Peg, Susan, Martha and Kiah

Is that a RUBL behind that GRHE?
Green Heron!
Green Heron!
Is that a RUBL behind that GRHE?
Rusty Blackbird at Crystal Mudflats
Rusty Blackbird at Crystal Mudflats
Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-breasted Chat

Banding list for September 13, 2016

Species Code Number
Downy Woodpecker DOWO 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 4
Cedar Waxwing CEDW 5
Common Yellowthroat COYE 5
American Redstart AMRE 2
Cape May Warbler CMWA 1
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 1
Wilson's Warbler WIWA 1
Yellow-breasted Chat YBCH 1
Purple Finch PUFI 1
Total banded: 22
Previously banded**Number
Retraps4
Returns1

**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).