Sunday, March 31, 2024

Quiet. Hopefully, Before the Storm.

We were hoping for migration to arrive today but no such luck. Turned out to be a very quiet day after a noisy danw chorus. But, we did have a nice surprise at the end of the morning.

An early Common Yellowthroat gave us some hope that the day might be good.

Common Yellowthroat

Followed by a recaptured Gray Catbird first baded a couple weeks ago. Then we spent most of the morning walking the lanes in bordom.

Gray Catbird

Andrew decided to throw in the towel 30 minutes early. As nets were beginning to be put away, a bird was being walked back to the table. It turned out to be a Common Grackle! We have banded some at the Orlando Wetlands Festival but this is the first here at Lake Lotus.

Common Grackle

This Common Grackle is probably a female based on the very obvious brood patch.

Common Grackle

Hopefully, things start to pick up next week.


Today's Totals

Birds Processed New Recaptured Total
Common Yellowthroat 1 0 1
Gray-catbird 0 1 1
Common Grackle 1 0 1
Totals 2 1 3

Next (planned) Banding Day: Sunday, April 7th.
All nets will be opened by 7:00 A.M.

No comments:

Post a Comment