Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6 -
Trail's Flycatcher (Alder/Willow) 2 -
Least Flycatcher 3 -
Red-eyed Vireo 10 -
Black-capped Chickadee 2 -
Wood Thrush 1 -
Gray Catbird 2 -
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3 -
Magnolia Warbler 2 -
Connecticut Warbler 1 -
Mourning Warbler 1 -
Common Yellowthroat 7 -
Hooded Warbler 2 -
Canada Warbler 1 -
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 -
Total 44, 15 species
Bad weather coming in:
Mary and Heather banding some birds:
Connecticut on the left, Mourning on the right. Both females. In the field these two species often get confused, in the hand however they look quite different.
Least Flycatcher on the left and Alder Flycatcher on the right. Least and Trail's (Alder/Willow) Flycatcher are quite easily seperated. The Least has got a full eye ring and is remarkably smaller. Further more the Least flycatcher has the 6th primary emarginated, the Trail's haven't. Sometimes Alder and Willow Flycatcher can be seperated (as with this one) but most of the time they can't, and these birds are called Trail's Flycatchers.
Canada Warbler, female
American Goldfinch, after-second year male
Tufted Titmouse, this one reminded me a little of europe: these birds make sounds like Blue tits (screaming in the net) and are as keen on your hands as our Blue Tits!
So while it was raining outside me and Heather went to Amy, who runs the biacoustic lab. We helped with detecting flight calls that were recorded at night by microphones. We used a special program for this. I will explain more about that some other time since it's really interesting!
Around twelve I met my new roommate for the coming period. His name is Brandon and he is a really nice guy! He will help at Powdermill as well for at least the entire month September, and probably October also.
This afternoon we had some light thunder and rain as well. Currently the sun is shining a little. Hopefully we won't have to close the nets as early as today!