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