Relatively leisurely conditions continued on Thursday, with a total of 43 birds banded. Blackmail photos of banding staff taking advantage of downtimes could be obtained from the radar tower webcam at multiple points during the day.
We enjoyed visits through the day from Dave Adrien, who was on the island to visit Bill. Dave is a Massachusetts birder who has submitted many sightings of Appledore banded gulls in Massachusetts and New Hampshire over the past couple of years. He and Bill spent the day scouring the island for banded gulls and contributing to the day’s list of birds seen.
Highlights in the nets included an Eastern Towhee and a 5th year Gray Catbird, originally banded in fall 2012 by Lindsay Herlihy and color-banded the following spring by Peg Ackerson.
Activity picked up on Friday (hence the lateness of this report) so stay tuned!
Cheers from Liz, Bill, Lauren and Katherine.