Daily report – Tuesday, 8/30

Salud! from a modest but pleasing day on Appledore. The NOWA’s (Northern Waterthrushes) attempted to catch up with the GRCA’s (Gray Catbirds). We began to catch up to a normal species total by bringing in Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, a Philadelphia Vireo, and an Ovenbird. The very baby House Wren was an unexpected pleasure while the 12th Cape May Warbler was a real delight after so many years of 1 to 3 per season. A Green-winged Teal in Crystal Lake finally stayed around long enough for a confirming photo and a Lark Sparrow did a fly-over that was not repeated. Cora and Ninfa appeared in the morning and Lindsay disappeared in the afternoon with her computer. We’ve discovered that a second computer is truly helpful out here because most of the work I brought for slow days involves my computer and nobody’s smart phones or I-Pads will host Sara’s flash drive. Lindsay got several pages of Fall data put on the flash drive though. The Childe Hassam art show cooperating curators arrived on Island to see all these painting locations for themselves, people came to visit from Star Is., and our own “artist colony” is happily active. Cora, Ninfa, Sally, & David hope you are also learning and experiencing neat stuff like we are.

This waxwing went to parakeet training school: he would walk up our fingers when prompted
This waxwing went to parakeet training school: he would walk up our fingers when prompted
SO nice not to be HERE! Ross on Bartels
SO nice not to be HERE! Ross on Bartels
Regularly timed Appledore activity
Regularly timed Appledore activity
Regularly timed Appledore SOCIAL activity.
Regularly timed Appledore SOCIAL activity.

Banding list for August 30, 2016

Species Code Number
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher YBFL 2
Least Flycatcher LEFL 1
Philadelphia Vireo PHVI 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 3
House Wren HOWR 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 7
Cedar Waxwing CEDW 1
Ovenbird OVEN 1
Northern Waterthrush NOWA 13
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 1
American Redstart AMRE 1
Cape May Warbler CMWA 1
Northern Cardinal NOCA 1
Common Grackle COGR 2
Total banded: 36
Previously banded**Number
Retraps3

**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).