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!
Banding list for August 26, 2016
**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).