Happy greetings from happy banders! Sunday was a sleeper! Wind went from very little out of the southwest last dusk to very little out of the east at dawn. And it brought us an unexpectedly real Appledore sort of day. : ) 4 new warbler species plus one that used to be a warbler highlighted the nets but the grown-up Kingbird crown produced some awesome exclamations! And of course, this was our best banding total so far. The nicest sighting was the young Black-crowned Night-Heron in gorgeous light at Broad Cove – and I had taken the telescope, not the camera. Lindsay arrived just in time for supper so we have some schedule flexibility again. The art and photography show opened this evening and possibly the most stunning photos were of the Herring Gull who was acting like a deranged Cardinal over his reflection in the sliding glass door of Commons. Sally, Lindsay, and David are delighted to share with you the varied pleasures of Appledore Is.
Banding list for August 28, 2016
|Cape May Warbler||CMWA||3|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler||BTBW||2|
**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).