Daily report – Sunday, 9/4

Hi all! My Dangle Tangle Class arrived Sunday afternoon. This may put a SERIOUS crimp in the sending of reports! Sept. 4th. was notable for the addition of 3 species to our birds banded list; Yellow-shafted Flicker, Brown Thrasher, and Lincoln’s Sparrow. It was also notable for the total of juvenile waxwings banded (see chart)! Nuthatches have slowed but there were 2 young Mockingbirds aggressively playing around the garden. We did a demo for the Ocean Ecology adult class and they enjoyed themselves enough to be late for brunch. Ninfa and Shelby disappeared at 2:00 leaving me alone until 5:00. Accomplishment occurred but it’s never enough! It’s the recurring theme for the season. May you be more successful at filing finished accomplishments!! Jan and Andy came with the class and we all wish you either great success at your labor – or a grand respite from your labor!!

Lincoln's Sparrow - interesting tail!
Lincoln’s Sparrow – interesting tail!
The Thrasher - always impressive!
The Thrasher – always impressive!
Shelby & Ninfa! Thanks for your help and kindnesses!
Shelby & Ninfa! Thanks for your help and kindnesses!

Banding list for September 4, 2016

Species Code Number
Yellow-shafted Flicker YSFL 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher YBFL 1
Least Flycatcher LEFL 1
Eastern Phoebe EAPH 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch RBNU 1
Gray Catbird GRCA 3
Brown Thrasher BRTH 1
Cedar Waxwing CEDW 10
Northern Waterthrush NOWA 2
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW 1
American Redstart AMRE 1
Lincoln's Sparrow LISP 1
Baltimore Oriole BAOR 1
Total banded: 25
Previously banded**Number
Retraps7

**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).