Greetings from a really wiped out crew. This day was long and the night was short. We’re not yet praying for rain but a chance to recover would be welcomed! On Wednesday night, the sky was busy. On Thursday, we were busy. We banded 356 new birds and had a single retrap. The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches, and 3 Mourning Warblers were “Christmas” (new for the season). 164 of our birds were Common Yellowthroats many of which got their bands from Andy. She was a real trooper with those birds!! Neither the “Threat” total nor our total individuals were records but they certainly out-performed most of our days on Appledore! Sally joined us in the morning and even with all our helpers, we were shut down completely for about 2 hours mid-morning to clear out the volume of jiggling bags. David Bonter recaptured one of his geo-locater equipped Yellow Warblers in the evening but probably will not have access to the data until sometime in the fall.
Andy, Bill, David, Martha, Peggy, and Sally , and the Martians, Hannah and Katherine are all lifting their heads off their pillows just enough to say “YOU SHOULD have been HERE!!
NO PICTURES TODAY – TEAM TOO BUSY!!