Daily report – Saturday, 5/28

Hello again! You can infer from message timing that today is not yesterday – or the day before that – or the day before that! So, Saturday was almost “summer on Appledore” again – mostly sunny, warm, and really comfortable to work in. Once again, the birds flew – in handleable numbers. 3 species, Blue Jay, Gray-cheeked and Hermit Thrushes were new for the season. A Catbird and a Yellowthroat from last September reappeared. But the bird of the day was the SY Gray Catbird that was banded on 4 Sept. 2015 as a HY-U at Braddock Bay, the bird observatory just west of Rochester, NY. David Bonter has their data base with him and confirmed the original data although the Banding Lab website has some sort of glitch in it that prevented our sending the corroborating pictures. We took pictures of band to show all numbers and bird with embedded date. D. Bonter also reported our 2 banded Red-breasted Nuthatches going up and down the walls of the tower foraging on the lichens growing there.

Once again, Andy, Bill, David, Martha, Peggy, and Sally along with our favorite aliens, Hannah and Katherine send you glorious Island warmth.

Gray Catbird banded Fall 2015 at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, NY
Gray Catbird banded Fall 2015 at Braddock Bay, NY
Do I like this guy?
Do I like this guy?
Yes, I like this guy!
Yes, I like this guy!

Banding list for May 28, 2016

Species Code Number
Ruby-throated Hummingbird RTHU 4
Eastern Wood-pewee EAWP 6
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher YBFL 4
Traill's Flycatcher TRFL 1
Least Flycatcher LEFL 1
Blue-headed Vireo BHVI 2
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 19
Blue Jay BLJA 1
Veery VEER 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush GCTH 1
Swainson's Thrush SWTH 5
Hermit Thrush HETH 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 5
Ovenbird OVEN 4
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 3
Mourning Warbler MOWA 2
Common Yellowthroat COYE 42
American Redstart AMRE 20
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 8
Yellow Warbler YEWA 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler CSWA 3
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler BTBW 3
Canada Warbler CAWA 4
Wilson's Warbler WIWA 1
Lincoln's Sparrow LISP 2
White-throated Sparrow WTSP 1
Scarlet Tanager SCTA 1
Total banded: 152
Previously banded**Number
Retraps2
Returns2
Foreign Recoveries1

**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).