Daily report – Thursday, 8/18

A S-L-O-W day at the nets, starting off with west winds and gradually shifting to SSE, then SSW. Thank goodness there was some breeze because it is still hot! Very few birds or leaves today. Also, with Becky’s departure, the Days List numbers have dropped precipitously.

Kiah was able to go scouting for gull band sightings.

This morning (and another morning) I could hear the mournful howls of the seals on Duck. If you did not know what you were hearing – I was VERY PUZZLED the first time I heard the seals – the sounds could be a little disturbing, especially when you are hearing them well before dawn.

One nice surprise in the nets today – a bird commonly seen on Appledore but rarely caught in the nets. This HY bird flew just a little too low over Near Line.

We sure hope the nets will be busier for this weekend and the SML 50th anniversary celebration.

Cheers,
Peg and Kiah

A rare catch in the nets: Barn Swallow!
A rare catch in the nets: Barn Swallow!
Canada Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
BARS in the Barn?
BARS in their natural habitat?
Can't band it, but still nice to see.
Can’t band it, but still nice to see.
Crystal Lake
Time for sightseeing at Crystal Lake today…
And more sightseeing: sunrise over White & Seavey
And more sightseeing: sunrise over White & Seavey

Banding list for August 18, 2016

Species Code Number
Downy Woodpecker DOWO 1
Barn Swallow BARS 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 3
Common Yellowthroat COYE 2
Yellow Warbler YEWA 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler CSWA 1
Canada Warbler CAWA 1
Total banded: 11
Previously banded**Number
Retraps6
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).