Daily report – Weds, 6/1

Hi All,
Yesterday, David and Lauren left for America and Susan and I arrived to a lovely late afternoon. Highlights from the day in the nets included a Black-billed Cuckoo, an old friend Brown Thrasher, and a 4-yr Yellow Warbler.

For birds seen, an Eastern Bluebird was a surprise hanging around the energy conservation building and a female Red-breasted Merganser in the swimming pool. The Northern Shovelor was still here and Sally heard an Eastern Towhee.

The nets have been quiet since David and Lauren left and we think they took the birds with them!

You are now hearing from a non-techno bander on her iPad and I’m not sure photos or the full list of birds banded will make it with the reports. I’ll see how it goes.

Becky Suomala, Sally Mack, Susan Lee

Blackpoll Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Common Grackle
Common Grackle
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher

Banding list for June 1, 2016

Species Code Number
Black-billed Cuckoo BBCU 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird RTHU 1
Traill's Flycatcher TRFL 2
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 1
Hermit Thrush HETH 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 4
Common Yellowthroat COYE 4
American Redstart AMRE 1
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 2
Yellow Warbler YEWA 1
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 1
Swamp Sparrow SWSP 1
Common Grackle COGR 1
Total banded: 22
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).