Daily report – Friday, 8/26

Hi all! The south winds quieted just a touch. A very small rainless front passed through mid day and our species mix began to feel a bit more like real Appledore. The pictured Night-Herons (Yellow-crowned juvs.) spent most of the day in the swimming pool. Kiah went back to America after a magnificent year including Midway Is., S.E. Farallon Is., (CA), tern colonies off the Connecticut coast, and Appledore. About 2 hours later, Sally Mack arrived and is being a truly cheerful presence. We finally got through the apparent 200 bird barrier so for pictures, the birds were the stars. Sally and I send you gently flying greetings!

The darker bird
The darker bird
The paler bird
The paler bird
The "I refuse to cooperate" bird
The “I refuse to cooperate” bird
and the “what were you doing out THAT late?” bird
and the “what were you doing out THAT late?” bird
First REVI (Red-eyed Vireo) of the year
First REVI (Red-eyed Vireo) of the year
Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager

Banding list for August 26, 2016

Species Code Number
Downy Woodpecker DOWO 1
Eastern Phoebe EAPH 2
Great-crested Flycatcher GCFL 1
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 3
Gray Catbird GRCA 2
Common Yellowthroat COYE 2
Yellow Warbler YEWA 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler CSWA 1
Scarlet Tanager SCTA 1
Common Grackle COGR 1
Total banded: 16
Previously banded**Number
Retraps5

**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).