Hi all!! How wonderful to be back on Island!! The timing of this report should tell you something about yesterday’s activities. That report will follow shortly. But first – !
The reported morning weather was dismal – cool and foggy with nearly no birds. By the time I arrived in Portsmouth, the day had become unseasonably warm but the birds apparently didn’t anticipate the pleasantness. Totals were scant. Traill’s Flycatcher and Common Grackle gave us “Christmas in May” (new species for the season) and possibly the most enjoyed observations were of the pair of Bobolinks. Very unfortunately, Anthony left on the departing food run and no bander was on Island until David appeared on the returning food run about 4:30 so the station was closed for 7 1/2 hours. No wonder totals were scant!!
Marygrace left with Anthony and Martha appeared with David so by the end of the day, Andy, Bill, Martha, David, and Martians, Katherine and Hannah were here to send you elements of “summer on Appledore”.