Daily report – Monday, 9/5

Hello there! Welcome to the strangest day I have ever experienced on Appledore Island! The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine gave us utter amazements. I don’t ever remember a whole day of strong NE winds with absolutely clear skies. The surf was terrific!! We caught 1 retrap at about 11:00, the next retrap after supper and the final 2 birds came in for closing – way too close to dark. This is no way to teach a class in how to handle birds!! I think this is the smallest number of birds ever on Appledore when all the regular nets ran all day. The 2 highlights of observed birds were Andy’s Red-breasted Merganser in Broad Cove, and the Pectoral Sandpiper in Crystal Lake. Andy & Jan gritted their teeth, and exercised their bums doing fall data entry – BLESS THEM!! The DTD people are being wonderfully resilient. But, please remind the gods that we do not like having to learn still more patience!!! David, Andy, Jan, Betsy, Kathy, & Susan

The seawall between Cedar and Star Islands
The seawall between Cedar and Star Islands
Kathy admiring the view
Kathy admiring the view
Susan at the Sneaker Tree.   When we have no birds we get to explore evidence of the local madness on Appledore!  HORRORS!!  : )
Susan at the Sneaker Tree. When we have no birds we get to explore evidence of the local madness on Appledore! HORRORS!! : )
Andy & Jan  exercising their bums doing data entry!
Andy & Jan exercising their bums doing data entry!

Banding list for September 5, 2016

Species Code Number
Song Sparrow SOSP 1
Total banded: 1
Previously banded**Number
Retraps2
Returns1

**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).