Daily report – Thursday, 5/26

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!!


Banding list for May 26, 2016

Species Code Number
Ruby-throated Hummingbird RTHU 2
Eastern Wood-pewee EAWP 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher YBFL 1
Traill's Flycatcher TRFL 2
Least Flycatcher LEFL 4
Blue-headed Vireo BHVI 1
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 2
Veery VEER 9
Swainson's Thrush SWTH 11
Gray Catbird GRCA 11
Ovenbird OVEN 6
Northern Waterthrush NOWA 10
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 17
Nashville Warbler NAWA 1
Mourning Warbler MOWA 3
Common Yellowthroat COYE 164
American Redstart AMRE 62
Northern Parula NOPA 1
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 10
Bay-breasted Warbler BBWA 1
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 6
Black-throated Blue Warbler BTBW 3
Canada Warbler CAWA 13
Wilson's Warbler WIWA 2
Lincoln's Sparrow LISP 10
Swamp Sparrow SWSP 1
Total banded: 356
Previously banded**Number