Daily report – Sunday, 5/29

Shivery greetings from a day of cold and incipient fog – all day!! That said, the day produced more than expected. There were no points of excitement in the nets. Both returns were from last fall. The female Cardinal was interesting because we have not heard one singing consistently on this end of the island. The most exciting event was Lauren’s sighting of an adult Long-tailed Jaeger as her boat approached Appledore. I had left Robin off our cumulative totals list so I checked all these totals against our computer chart totals this morning so now they all match. Sleep deprivation was at work!! Andy, Hannah, Martha, & Peggy went back to America and the return trip brought Lauren. Our day’s lists should improve substantially!

Bill, David, Lauren, and Sally send you the mental warmth we would rather have had physically.

Banders at work
Banders at work
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Cedar Waxwing in the apple tree
Cedar Waxwing in the apple tree

Banding list for May 29, 2016

Species Code Number
Ruby-throated Hummingbird RTHU 3
Traill's Flycatcher TRFL 2
Blue-headed Vireo BHVI 1
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 7
Gray Catbird GRCA 3
Common Yellowthroat COYE 8
American Redstart AMRE 7
Northern Parula NOPA 1
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 11
Yellow Warbler YEWA 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler CSWA 2
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler BTBW 1
Lincoln's Sparrow LISP 3
Northern Cardinal NOCA 1
Total banded: 53
Previously banded**Number
Retraps5
Returns2

**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).