Daily report – Friday, 8/19

The day started out busier in the nets, but after 10 a.m., the number of birds caught basically stopped. Another hot day.

But, as always, Appledore has surprises. On the second net round, on the way back, an Eastern Kingbird was found in Near Line – another species we frequently see, but is an infrequent visitor in the net lanes. And the last bird of the day, on the last net round, a very young house wren – another first for the season.

Liz and David arrived at 5:10 p.m. on the Kingsbury. We enjoyed a quiet supper with the staff and then tomorrow…. approximately 150 people will be arriving for the 50th anniversary celebration.

We send greetings your way,
Peg, Kiah, Liz and David

Predawn on Appledore
Predawn on Appledore
It's coming...
It’s coming…
It's coming...
It’s coming…
There it is!
There it is!
Kiah processing an Eastern Kingbird
Kiah processing an Eastern Kingbird
Kingbird crown feathers -- rarely seen
Kingbird crown feathers — rarely seen
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird

Banding list for August 19, 2016

Species Code Number
Downy Woodpecker DOWO 1
Eastern Phoebe EAPH 1
Eastern Kingbird EAKI 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 1
House Wren HOWR 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 6
Northern Waterthrush NOWA 2
Common Yellowthroat COYE 4
American Redstart AMRE 1
Yellow Warbler YEWA 1
Total banded: 19
Previously banded**Number
Retraps3
Returns2

**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).