zaterdag 22 oktober 2011

Banding,shopping,pumpkin pie

First we did some banding this morning, resulting in a good diversity of species. We had a couple of late species such as Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler and Eastern Wood-Pewee. A beautiful adult male House Finch was a new species for me in the hand. Both this one and House Sparrow were new for October. We also banded a Red-bellied Woodpecker again. Yellow-rumped Warblers were represented in good numbers again, but we banded a bit more than half of what we banded yesterday. We banded 68. In total we processed 210 birds, of which 140 were new, spread over 26 species.


Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 -
Eastern Wood Pewee 1 -
Blue-headed Vireo 1 -
Winter Wren 2 -
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 -
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5 -
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 -
Swainson's Thrush 3 -
Hermit Thrush 1 -
Gray Catbird 2 -
Nashville Warbler 1 -
Magnolia Warbler 1 -
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 -
Yellow-rumped Warbler 68 -
Eastern Towhee 1 -
Field Sparrow 4 -
Savannah Sparrow 1 -
Song Sparrow 17 -
Swamp Sparrow 4 -
White-throated Sparrow 16 -
White-crowned Sparrow 1 -
Dark-eyed Junco 1 -
Indigo Bunting 1 -
House Finch 1 -
American Goldfinch 2 -
House Sparrow 1 -

Total 140, 26 species.

House Finch, after hatching-year male
Black-throated Blue Warbler, after hatching-year female

After the banding we went shopping at one of the shoppingmalls in Greensburg, where I bought two pairs of jeans. After we had a coffee we wanted to look for Amish noth of Ligonier, in Brush Valley. I had seen them there before with Brandon when we went to Yellow Creek State Park but today we weren't lucky and didn't see any.. just some Amish farms. It's just like birdwatching: better luck next time haha! Other photos will follow later.

At the moment we are trying for Saw-whet Owls, but we haven't been lucky so far but we did eat some delicious Pumpkin Pie made by Heather and some good Brownies made by Laura! We will only do one more round check because tomorrow morning we need to band again! The conditions look better tomorrow so who knows!

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