Daily report – Monday, 8/22

Great greetings from your replacement correspondent! Monday on Appledore started with the passage of a cold front bringing rain at 3:00 A.M. We opened about half an hour late and the sky was clear by 7:00. The winds roared most of the day at 20 to 25 knots. Needless to say, the birds did not fly (see chart!) except for the 2 young Peregrines that spent at least half an hour playing in the wind currents around the tower. Sadly, they were too fast and too far away for our cameras. Our picture bird was the Yellow Warbler that received “BLING”!! She had been banded on 21 May 2015 as an ASY-F. Kiah spent some quality time pulling Purple Loosestrife out of the swale.

So, Kiah and Liz and David send you the graciousness of a leisurely day on Appledore Island.

Yellow Warbler gets new jewelry
Yellow Warbler gets new jewelry
Superhero Kiah (with garbage bag/cape) off to battle the forces of evil (Purple Loosestrife)
Superhero Kiah (with garbage bag/cape) off to battle the forces of evil (Purple Loosestrife)
Can you spot the bird bander giving a demo in this picture?
Can you spot the bird bander giving a demo in this picture?

Banding list for August 22, 2016

Species Code Number
Gray Catbird GRCA 2
Cedar Waxwing CEDW 2
Yellow Warbler YEWA 1
Song Sparrow SOSP 1
Common Grackle COGR 1
Total banded: 7
Previously banded**Number
Retraps3
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).