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