Daily report – Friday, 5/27

It’s already Sunday! Can we even remember Friday? You can see that it was a good day – thank goodness, not a repeat of Thursday. The Acadian Flycatcher was “Christmas”. The Orchard Oriole was a delight – it’s been many years since I’ve held one. We catch very few Philadelphia Vireos or Am. Robins in the spring so those were fun. A Gray Catbird that we banded as a youngster on 28 August last fall received more colorful bling. The fog snuck in around 3:00 in the afternoon and stayed with us for the rest of the day. Most interesting observations were the Northern Shoveler that David Bonter flushed out of the Northern Valley and the 7 Glossy Ibis whose silhouettes glided through the gray behind the dorms.

Andy, Bill, David, Martha, Peggy, and Sally join the Mars people, Hannah and Katherine in sending belated waves from Appledore Is.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Hummingbird Measurements
Hummingbird Measurements
Peek-a-boo!
Peek-a-boo!
American Robin
American Robin
Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Prepping to go
Prepping to go
"What is it I do with this thing exactly?"
“What is it I do with this thing exactly?”

Banding list for May 27, 2016

Species Code Number
Ruby-throated Hummingbird RTHU 2
Eastern Wood-peewee EAWP 2
Acadian Flycatcher ACFL 1
Traill's Flycatcher TRFL 1
Least Flycatcher LEFL 5
Philadelphia Vireo PHVI 1
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 16
Swainson's Thrush SWTH 6
American Robin AMRO 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 7
Ovenbird OVEN 3
Northern Waterthrush NOWA 3
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 1
Common Yellowthroat COYE 48
American Redstart AMRE 8
Northern Parula NOPA 1
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 8
Yellow Warbler YEWA 1
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler BTBW 1
Black-throated Green Warbler BTNW 1
Wilson's Warbler WIWA 1
Lincoln's Sparrow LISP 2
Swamp Sparrow SWSP 1
White-throated Sparrow WTSP 2
Orchard Oriole OROR 1
Total banded: 126
Previously banded**Number
Retraps5
Returns1

**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).