Daily report – Friday, 5/20

Greetings all!

Friday seems like a long time ago. So much so that I don’t remember a lot of details other than that we had birds. With a small-ish staff, we were only able to run four or five nets for a big chunk of the day — we opened the apple tree net at 05:10, shut it down at 05:45, and never re-opened — but we still banded 157 birds with a nice variety of species.

Some highlights:

  • Liz was delighted to band her first Tree Swallow.
  • Lauren was delighted to band her first Bay-breasted Warbler.
  • Katherine was delighted to release an Orchard Oriole.
  • Despite the busy-ness of the day, Katherine was able to process all but one of the 65-ish MARS (Mobile Avian Recording Studio) birds that were captured.
  • Day Two of Dave Adrien’s visit meant more sightings for the day’s list and more nice photos for the daily report.

Cheers from Liz, Bill, Lauren, and Katherine.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Canada Warbler
Canada Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Katherine releases an Orchard Oriole.*
Katherine releases an Orchard Oriole.*
Solitary Sandpiper; photo courtesy of Dave Adrien
Solitary Sandpiper; photo courtesy of Dave Adrien
Short-billed Dowitchers; photo courtesy of Dave Adrien
Short-billed Dowitchers; photo courtesy of Dave Adrien
Northern Cardinal with jewelry
Northern Cardinal with jewelry; photo courtesy of Dave Adrien

*Alert readers may note that we didn’t band an Orchard Oriole on Friday. The picture should have been posted on Thursday but I forgot.

Banding list for May 20, 2016

Species Code Number
Tree Swallow TRES 1
Veery VEER 1
Swainson's Thrush SWTH 4
Gray Catbird GRCA 6
Ovenbird OVEN 3
Northern Waterthrush NOWA 10
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 13
Nashville Warbler NAWA 1
Common Yellowthroat COYE 38
American Redstart AMRE 11
Northern Parula NOPA 6
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 22
Bay-breasted Warbler BBWA 1
Yellow Warbler YEWA 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler CSWA 7
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler BTBW 7
Black-throated Green Warbler BTNW 1
Canada Warbler CAWA 3
Wilson's Warbler WIWA 1
Lincoln's Sparrow LISP 2
Swamp Sparrow SWSP 5
White-throated Sparrow WTSP 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak RBGR 1
Total banded: 157
Previously banded**Number
Retraps2

**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).