Daily Report – Sunday, 5/15/16

West wind, very blustery, all day (25-30mph+). Bill declared it was a CKHO day (Can’t Keep Hat On); Peg declared it was an AIMS wind scale rating of 5 (small Marthas blow over). Jeff departed on the 9:30 boat. It sure was nice to have him help out at the station; too bad he could only stay for a day.

Some volunteer projects had to be changed today due to the strong wind; such as not a good day to work on the roof of K-house. The garden remake project benefited from the extra help – pictures attached.

Katharine Carbeck (MARS) arrived at 19:00. She was the only passenger and lucked out with a comparatively “smooth” ride. The boat trips today have been rough.

Great black-backed gulls have eggs; Herring gulls are setting up nests; a pair of Canada geese have 3 goslings; and European starlings are feeding young.

A very different day on Appledore. Banded birds: 48

Farewell Jeff, welcome Katherine, and greetings blown your way from Peg, Andy and Bill

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Banding list for May 15, 2016

Species Code Number
Downy Woodpecker DOWO 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 4
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 9
Nashville Warbler NAWA 1
Common Yellowthroat COYE 3
American Redstart AMRE 3
Northern Parula NOPA 11
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 3
Yellow Warbler YEWA 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler CSWA 1
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 2
Black-throated Green Warbler BTNW 2
Wilson's Warbler WIWA 1
White-throated Sparrow WTSP 4
Northern Cardinal NOCA 1
American Goldfinch AMGO 1
Total banded: 48
Previously banded**Number
Retraps1

**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).