Greetings from a foggy morning on the island. Yesterday, 6/2, was very quiet in the nets with lots of zero rounds. Sally left us and we think the birds were in mourning! We know at least one was – a lovely Mourning Warbler. The other treats in the nets were an Acadian Flycatcher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a Swainson’s Thrush that came in the same round with a Hermit Thrush for a nice comparison (see below).
We had 4 Black Guillemots at Broad Cove – 3 of which were on the rocks and one looked especially like it was prospecting for a good nesting spot! The Eastern Bluebird, Red-breasted Merganser, and Northern Shoveler were all back again. We saw a Black-billed Cuckoo in the net lanes but not the nets. The Field Ornithology class had a Purple Sandpiper at White/Seavey.
Here’s the list!
Becky and Susan