Thankfully, the skies cleared in time to allow another day in the outdoors. However, most of the birds seen were feeding high in the treetops or soaring by heading South. Barn Swallows were seen all morning.
We did get a new migrant along with more Carolina Wrens. Black and White Warblers are fun to watch as they feed in every known angle along tree limbs and more amazing to see up close.
Even though they are just black and white the plumage is a sight to behold.
Maria was back with her camera and found some interesting fauna to chronicle. Like this Gulf Fritillary.
There was a very large moth caught in net 13. It was about the size of a Hummingbird and Andrew was able to extract it just as if it was a small bird and release it unharmed. Cameras were not on hand. However, Maria did get a shot of a Dragonfly which got caught later on.
Various plants are still flowering but none more beautiful than this pea variety blooming in many spots along the net lanes.
Hoping the birds decide to stray a bit lower next week.
Next Banding Day: Sunday, August 30th.
We will open nets around 6:15 A.M.