Friday, April 27, 2007
Renee Hudgins and John Young joined me this warm, humid morning for another interesting day of migration banding. Renee and John extracted many birds and assisted at the banding table to make a busy day most enjoyable.
The southeast wind was blowing hard enough to keep a few nets closed. Rain showers, wind and heat finally shut things down by 1100. Nevertheless, we ringed 18 species, including three, male, first-of-season Indigo Buntings.
The final tally was 38 new banded, 5 recaps and one hummer (released at net). Gray Catbirds were eight; Black and White Warbler and White-throated Sparrows were each four. In all, there were nine warbler species: Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, B&W, Palm, Black-throated Blue, Prairie and Northern Parula. The station's first male Eastern Towhee was banded along with another Wood Thrush.