Daily report – Monday, 8/29

Happy greetings in spite of south winds Sunday night – Monday. We still added a species to our season totals, had more Cape May’s and even another Blackburnian Warbler. The season’s first Northern Harrier flew by at lunch time and another Peregrine flew by at dinner. We should spend more time in Commons! We see birds from there! We enjoyed both Night-Herons, Snowy Egrets, and a Great Blue Heron so our species list for the day was a season high (40). Lindsay got this fall’s 0’s entered onto Sara’s flash drive. David found his left side hearing aid!! and got a season of narratives collected and printed. Sally continues to learn extraction and ID’s and takes some pretty neat pictures. Accomplishments abound! May you also feel so fortunate! David, Lindsay, & Sally send you warm and positive Island satisfactions.

Lindsay and mystery bird
Lindsay and mystery bird
Oh! It BITES!!
Oh! It BITES!!
Second year male Purple Finch -- totally in character
Second year male Purple Finch — totally in character

Banding list for August 29, 2016

Species Code Number
Eastern Phoebe EAPH 2
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 2
Gray Catbird GRCA 2
Cedar Waxwing CEDW 2
Northern Waterthrush NOWA 5
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 1
American Redstart AMRE 1
Cape May Warbler CMWA 2
Blackburnian Warbler BLBW 1
Purple Finch PUFI 3
Total banded: 22
Previously banded**Number
Retraps8

**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).