Daily Report – Thurs, 5/19

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.

Eastern Towhee
Eastern Towhee
Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Caught on webcam: banders getting their Vitamin D
Caught on webcam: banders getting their Vitamin D
Irresistible photo op
Irresistible photo op of Katherine’s irresistible photo op
Smooth Green Snake
Smooth Green Snake
Chestnut-sided Warbler; photo courtesy of Dave Adrien
Chestnut-sided Warbler; photo courtesy of Dave Adrien
Black Guillemots, photo courtesy of Dave Adrien
Black Guillemots, photo courtesy of Dave Adrien
One page (out of 8) of Dave Adrien's Appledore banded gull sightings
One page (out of 8) of Dave Adrien’s Appledore banded gull sightings
Dave Adrien birding
Dave doing what he does (birding/gull spotting)

Banding list for May 19, 2016

Species Code Number
Downy Woodpecker DOWO 1
Blue-headed Vireo BHVI 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 8
Ovenbird OVEN 4
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 2
Nashville Warbler NAWA 1
Common Yellowthroat COYE 2
Northern Parula NOPA 3
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 11
Chestnut-sided Warbler CSWA 1
Wilson's Warbler WIWA 2
Eastern Towhee EATO 1
Swamp Sparrow SWSP 1
White-throated Sparrow WTSP 2
Northern Cardinal NOCA 1
Orchard Oriole OROR 1
American Goldfinch AMGO 1
Total banded: 43
Previously banded**Number
Retraps1
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).