Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Babies are Out Exploring

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.

Carolina Wren

Next up was another local bird. A recaptured male Northern Cardinal.

Northern Cardinal

Our first migrant was the fluffiest Ovenbird we can recall banding.

Ovenbird

Our in the woods, Yellow-throated Vireos were foraging and calling.

Yellow-throated Vireo

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.

Eastern Wood Pewee

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.

Carolina Wren

Our other migrants were a couple of Northern Waterthrushes.

Northern Waterthrush

Moving into September and we should start getting even more migrating birds. If the busy Tropics don't flush us out.
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Next (planned) Banding Day: Sunday, September 4th.
All nets will be opened by 6:35 A.M.

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