We usually get most of our young Carolina Wrens earlier in the year but they stayed hidden. Until now. We caught 5 today! Feeling their independence, it appears.
Next up was another local bird. A recaptured male Northern Cardinal.
Our first migrant was the fluffiest Ovenbird we can recall banding.
Our in the woods, Yellow-throated Vireos were foraging and calling.
A flycatcher suddenly appeared next to the river. We could only get distant shots but finally decided that it was an Eastern Wood Pewee. We don't see them too often but this is the time of year for them to move through.
One more juvenile Carolina Wren came out of hiding as we observed the Pewee. However, it just looked at the net and did not fly in.
Our other migrants were a couple of Northern Waterthrushes.
Moving into September and we should start getting even more migrating birds. If the busy Tropics don't flush us out.
Next (planned) Banding Day: Sunday, September 4th.
All nets will be opened by 6:35 A.M.