Daily report – Sunday, 6/5

From fog to rain to overcast/misting to rain – we opened and closed nets. For once, the timing of the rain concurred perfectly with brunch and supper. We bid farewell to Becky mid-afternoon, and Anthony arrived in the pouring rain around 5:30.

It was a slow day at the nets, but we ended in style with a male Mourning Warbler and a male Indigo Bunting, much to the delight of the Field Ornithology class. (David Bonter had just left, mentioning that his class had not yet seen an Indigo Bunting, and two minutes later, in Near Line, – tah dah!)

For the past two days we enjoyed the company of Norwegian visitors: Aksel (13) and Ida (9) Steen visited with their mother Tove, a colleague of Jim Coyer’s. Both children learned to identify many warblers, in English, and became very adept at releasing birds after processing. Susan may have started Aksel on a path to ornithology.

It is going to be a dark and stormy night. We hope the storm system has passed by morning.

Sleep well,
Peg, Susan, and Anthony

7 year old Gray Catbird - originally banded in spring 2011
7th year Gray Catbird – originally banded in spring 2011
Foggy morning on Appledore
Foggy morning on Appledore
Some extra help in the banding station -- from Norway!
Some extra help in the banding station — from Norway!

Banding list for June 5, 2016

Species Code Number
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher YBFL 1
Traill's Flycatcher TRFL 3
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 1
Mourning Warbler MOWA 4
American Redstart AMRE 2
Indigo Bunting INBU 2
Total banded: 13
Previously banded**Number
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).