Sunday, October 2, 2016

The First Wave Subsides

Common Yellowthroats were our highest total again today but overall numbers were much lower. Glad we came out Saturday!

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Cardinals have been very vocal the past few weeks but they have been feasting on berries up in the trees. Today we recaptured an adult male.

Northern Cardinal

There was a nice surprise. A Worm-eating Warbler, our 4th ever captured at this location.

Worm-eating Warbler

Then, just when you are trying to get your photo taken, some Human has to photo bomb ya!

Worm-eating Warbler

A Northern Waterthrush added to our migrant count. Still only hearing a sing Gray Catbird out there. Where the heck are they?

Northern Waterthrush

Nick, Connie, Chris, and Avery help out as Andrew quickly processes and releases birds.


Out along the net lanes, Maria was being stalked by a native Green Anole.

Green Anole

Not as many Ovenbirds captured today but always a delight.


A Carolina Wren banded earlier in the year is molting into more adult-like feathers.

Carolina Wren

For the second day in a row, the final bird captured was a juvenile male Common Yellowthroat.

Common Yellowthroat

Lynn found our Barred Owl pair nuzzling each other.

Barred Owl

Not a bad weekend haul. Numbers should continue to increase as we head toward the middle of October. Indigo Buntings should arrive soon. Still, where are those Catbirds?

NOTE: Hurricane Matthew may cancel our weekend. Stay tuned...

Next (planned) Banding Day: Sunday, October 9th.
All nets will be opened by 6:55 A.M.

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