Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ramping Up to Fall

Fall cannot get here quick enough. It was another warm and humid morning and the cicadas were loud early on and into the afternoon.

Topping our list today was the Carolina Wren. Oddly, all were recaptures dating from as early as last month to two years ago.

Carolina Wren

Veerys are still moving through the property and it shouldn't be long before we begin getting other species of Thrush.


Ovenbirds also continue to migrate in. Many of them stay here through the Winter.


It was very evident that Common Yellowthroats are on the move South. We captured five this morning and managed to cover all three plumage variations from adult male,...

Common Yellowthroat

...juvenile and adult females...

Common Yellowthroat

...and immature male. Even though a few remain year round here, you can tell when the migrants are streaming through.

Common Yellowthroat

Red-eyed Vireos are flooding back into the property and we see them up and down the river. A few are captured but most stay high in the canopy.

Red-eyed Vireo

Chris also spotted a lingering Great-crested Flycatcher. We still hear a couple but they won't be around too much longer.

Great-crested Flycatcher

Another species on the move is the White-eyed Vireo. They were calling right after dawn and we captured three of them today.

White-eyed Vireo

We can share one more cute Ovenbird to finish our day.


Capture rates are on the increase and should continue well into October. Hopefully, a little cooler weather will return, too.
Next (planned) Banding Day: Sunday, September 25th.
All nets will be opened by 6:45 A.M.

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