Daily report – Saturday, 6/4

Greetings from another foggy morning on Appledore! At the moment, we can barely see the Commons and not much more. We think the birds can’t find the island in the fog. Peg and Susan are using their engineering skills to get the new Ott light operational in preparation for our first bird of the day.

Yesterday, 6/4, we sat in sunny fog for much of the day but had a pleasant number of birds. We continued with the flycatcher and REVI theme but added a little more species diversity. The hands down highlight of the day was a Nelson’s Sparrow that David Bonter brought down to the station. We’re not sure if the Nelson’s is a first for the station, but it certainly was my first on Appledore. Other treats in the nets were a gorgeous male Indigo Bunting, 5 MOWAs, 2 LISPs, and a CEDW. The female RBNU with the brood patch returned again.

I think I hear cheers of success from the light installers, although it sounds like Anthony will be consulted when he arrives today!

With foggy cheer,
Becky, Susan, and Peg

Nelson's Sparrow - only the third record for AIMS!
Nelson’s Sparrow – only the third record for AIMS!
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Mourning Warbler
Mourning Warbler

Banding list for June 4, 2016

Species Code Number
Eastern Wood-pewee EAWP 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher YBFL 7
Traill's Flycatcher TRFL 6
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 10
Gray Catbird GRCA 6
Cedar Waxwing CEDW 1
Mourning Warbler MOWA 5
Common Yellowthroat COYE 5
Magnolia Warbler MAWA 5
Blackburnian Warbler BLBW 1
Yellow Warbler YEWA 1
Blackpoll Warbler BLPW 1
Wilson's Warbler WIWA 1
Nelson's Sparrow NESP 1
Lincoln's Sparrow LISP 2
Indigo Bunting INBU 1
Total banded: 54
Previously banded**Number
Retraps4
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).