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!!

NO PICTURES TODAY – TEAM TOO BUSY!!

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
Retraps1

**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).