woensdag 21 september 2011

An Interesting Day

I'm pretty tired at the moment so it won't be a long blog post but I'll amuse with a lot of pictures from today:) Today was an interesting day. The first round was busy with quite a few thrushes and some warblers. The rounds after were slow, so we were expecting a slow day.. not surprising after a whole night of rain.. But apparently there were clearly birds moving because after 10.00 we started to catch more birds and the last few rounds were pretty decent! Of a few species we had the good numbers; such as Philadelphia Vireo, with 6 trapped. Same goes for Black-and-White Warbler with 3 trapped. Blue-headed Vireos were also visible again, with 2 trapped. Also, we trapped the first Winter Wren of the season, a familiar bird, little squirmer! A Blue Jay was also really kind and totally sprayed me, my camera, shirt and hands were covered, thanks! We ended the day with 172 birds, spread over 36 species; the highest number of species so far this fall!

Numbers and species:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4 -
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 -
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 -
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2 -
Acadian Flycatcher 1 -
Blue-headed Vireo 2 -
Philadelphia Vireo 6 -
Red-eyed Vireo 8 -
Blue Jay 1 -
House Wren 1 -
Winter Wren 1 -
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2 -
Swainson's Thrush 11 -
Wood Thrush 5 -
Gray Catbird 6 -
Tennessee Warbler 2 -
Nashville Warbler 1 -
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3 -
Magnolia Warbler 16 -
Cape May Warbler 2 -
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2 -
Black-throated Green Warbler 4 -
Black-and-White Warbler 3 -
American Redstart 5 -
Ovenbird 2 -
Connecticut Warbler 1 -
Common Yellowthroat 1 -
Hooded Warbler 3 -
Wilson's Warbler 2 -
Scarlet Tanager 6 -
Eastern Towhee 1 -
Lincoln's Sparrow 4 -
Swamp Sparrow 1 -
Northern Cardinal 1 -
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 -
American Goldfinch 3 -

Total 118 new, 36 species

Chipping Sparrow, after hatching-year (recap)
Swamp Sparrow, hatching year
Lincoln´s Sparrow, middle bird is an adult, others are 1st year
Ovenbird, hatching year
American Redstart, after hatching-year male
Black-and-White Warbler, after hatching-year male
Connecticut Warbler, after hatching-year male; certainly one of my favourite warblers!
Red-bellied Woodpecker, hatching year male
Auch!
Yushi (one of the workshoppers from last week), vast asleep!

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