zaterdag 24 september 2011

Catching all possible vireo's, isn't that awesome?

White-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Warbling Vireo and Red-eyed Vireo, yup, we caught them all today! I didn't succeed in getting a picture of all species in one photo however :(. These six species of vireo are the only ones occurring here, so it was pretty cool that we caught all of these today. The Yellow-throated and the Warbling Vireo were quite unusual as Powdermill bands 1-2 every year. The Yellow-throated was the 2nd for the fall and the Warbling already the 3rd! Connecticut Warblers were record-breaking today with 5 being caught (4 new 1 recap), incredible. We've already banded 20 CoWa's this fall... Furthermore we had the first Yellow-rumped Warbler of the fall. During the first round a Spotted Sandpiper was present in one of the ponds, but we didn't catch it. Some migrating raptors were seen such as Sharp-shinned Hawk and Broad-winged Hawk. The total of new birds passed the 100 again. We caught 37 species (42 recaptures including!), the highest diversity so far this fall. The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds seem to have left, none were banded the last two days.

Totals:

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 -
Acadian Flycatcher 1 -
Least Flycatcher 1 -
Eastern Phoebe 5 -
Yellow-throated Vireo 1 -
Blue-headed Vireo 1 -
Philadelphia Vireo 1 -
Warbling Vireo 1 -
Red-eyed Vireo 4 -
Blue Jay 1 -
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 -
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 -
Swainson's Thrush 8 -
Wood Thrush 4 -
Gray Catbird 1 -
Tennessee Warbler 1 -
Nashville Warbler 1 -
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3 -
Magnolia Warbler 16 -
Cape May Warbler 6 -
Black-throated Blue Warbler 7 -
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 -
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 -
Blackpoll Warbler 2 -
Black-and-White Warbler 1 -
American Redstart 1 -
Ovenbird 3 -
Northern Waterthrush 1 -
Connecticut Warbler 4 -
Common Yellowthroat 6 -
Hooded Warbler 1 -
Scarlet Tanager 3 -
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 -
Northern Cardinal 2 -
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 -
Indigo Bunting 2 -
American Goldfinch 3 -

Total 105, 37 species

Me processing an adult male Indigo Bunting
Yellow-throated Vireo, after hatching-year
Least Flycatcher, hatching year
Swainson's Thrush with a white P10 and two primary coverts, odd! (Made by Brandon)
Little Brown Bat, roosting (made by Brandon)
I guess that from now on Brandy is Brandon again! This fat Garder Snake has been hanging around the small barn at Powdermill for a while.
Impressive!
And this Chipmunk found his way into the net in some way..

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