Daily report – Thursday, 9/1

Wow! Notice the late timing (it’s almost supper time). What a difference an experienced band-aide can make even for simple chores!! Anyway, we are discussing Thursday, 1 Sept. It followed another night of boring SSW winds – but they were a little bit lighter than the previous 2 days and a few creatures apparently flew. Check out the Nuthatch total – and the Purple Finch total. My memory is not razor sharp but my feeling is that it has been a long time since both PUFI’s and RBNU’s flew in the same year. The Eastern Boreal forest cone crop must be nonexistent!! Bling was applied to 2 “Threats”, the lady being originally banded as an ASY-F on 18 May 2013. The guy was from this spring. Sally left (boo hiss!) but Shelby arrived : ). We ended up spending so much time in the nets that we went nowhere else on Island except the dining hall and our day’s list (23 species) is dreadful. The gulls have nearly completely pulled out. I’m listing them as “Saw Several” for the first time ever! Cora, David, Ninfa, and Shelby have decided to enjoy the uncharacteristic quiet of current Appledore. Could you?

Interesting wing work from our guy with bling!
Interesting wing work from our guy with bling!

Banding list for September 1, 2016

Species Code Number
Downy Woodpecker DOWO 1
Traill's Flycatcher TRFL 1
Red-eyed Vireo REVI 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 8
Gray Catbird GRCA 3
Cedar Waxwing CEDW 1
Northern Waterthrush NOWA 2
Common Yellowthroat COYE 1
Song Sparrow SOSP 2
Purple Finch PUFI 4
Total banded: 25
Previously banded**Number