Daily Report – Monday, 8/15

Our first day open was busier than I expected given the southerly flow and the very warm temperatures (84 degrees with no breeze in the afternoon). We had a total of 37 birds banded, with top honors going to Red-breasted Nuthatches (14 banded). A Mourning Warbler and very young robin with lots of spots were our more unusual birds in the net. The full list is below.

There were 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons and a Great Blue Heron in the swimming pool, a smattering of shorebirds, and a tree with 6 Baltimore Orioles for interesting sightings.

Island greetings from,
Becky, Peg, and Kiah

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Cardinal return (banded in a previous season)
Northern Cardinal return (banded in a previous season)
Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron
Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron
“Does this suit make my butt look big?”
Herons hangin at the pool
Herons hangin at the pool (upper: Great Blue; lower: Yellow-crowned Night-)

Banding list for August 15, 2016

Species Code Number
Downy Woodpecker DOWO 2
Traill's Flycatcher TRFL 1
Least Flycatcher LEFL 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 14
American Robin AMRO 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 6
Northern Waterthrush NOWA 2
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 1
Mourning Warbler MOWA 1
Common Yellowthroat COYE 1
American Redstart AMRE 2
Yellow Warbler YEWA 1
Song Sparrow SOSP 1
Northern Cardinal NOCA 2
Common Grackle COGR 1
Total banded: 37
Previously banded**Number
Returns3

**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).