Daily report – Thursday, 9/15

Yet another beautiful fall day on Appledore. Very comfortable temperatures, beautiful sunrise, all staff busy preparing the island for close-up. We did band 30 birds before closing the nets at 3:30. Young Cedar Waxwings made up half of the banded birds. Amazing to us – no Catbirds in the nets! One surprise bird: an adult female Magnolia Warbler with a regressing brood patch.
The season total: 745
See the full season banding summary.

We leave on the Kingsbury at 11:30 a.m. on Friday along with most of the island staff.

Until Spring 2017,
Peg, Susan and Kiah

One...
One…
last...
last…
gorgeous...
gorgeous…
Sunrise!
Sunrise!
Adult female Magnolia Warbler
Adult female Magnolia Warbler
Hatch-year female Cape May Warbler
Hatch-year female Cape May Warbler
Hatch-year male Baltimore Oriole
Hatch-year male Baltimore Oriole
Hatch-year male Black-and-white Warbler
Hatch-year male Black-and-white Warbler
Plumage clues to the age of a BAWW
Plumage clues to the age of a BAWW
Measuring CEDW tail tips
Measuring Cedar Waxwing tail tips
Don't rush me!
Don’t rush me!
Full moonrise over Crystal Puddle
Full moonrise over Crystal Puddle
Wow - you could eat off that banding bench! (If you didn't know what's been on it.)
Wow – you could eat off that banding bench! (If you didn’t know what’s been on it.)
Even the whiteboard is clean.
Even the whiteboard is clean.
Farewell 'til next season
Farewell ’til next season

Banding list for September 15, 2016

Species Code Number
Downy Woodpecker DOWO 1
Least Flycatcher LEFL 1
Philadelphia Vireo PHVI 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet RCKI 1
Cedar Waxwing CEDW 15
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 1
American Redstart AMRE 1
Cape May Warbler CMWA 1
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 1
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 1
Common Grackle COGR 2
Baltimore Oriole BAOR 1
Total banded: 30
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).