woensdag 19 oktober 2011

Fallingwater

After a splendid banding morning with a rrrreally busy first round (with a 120 birds) and 260+ birds caught (totals below) in total we went to the great architectural building Fallingwater. This is a real must when you're visiting Pennsylvania!

I cite:
''FALLINGWATER''
''Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), this house was built in 1936 as a family retreat for Pittsburgh businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann. Widely admired for its design, it is dramatically cantilevered over a waterfall: it exemplifies Wright's desire to join architecture with nature. Edgar Kaufmann jr. presented the house to the Western Pennsylvanian Conservancy in 1963.''

We did a tour through the house, which is now called a museum. It was a great tour. Normally I am not really into doing cultural things but this architectural building even impressed me!
Fallingwater. As the name reveals: it is built on a waterfall!

After the tour we also went to see the Ohiopyle Waterfalls. They're not like the Niagara Falls but still worth visiting.

The banding totals for this morning were:

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 -
Eastern Phoebe 3 -
Blue-headed Vireo 1 -
Black-capped Chickadee 1 -
Brown Creeper 1 -
Winter Wren 5 -
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 -
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14 -
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 -
Swainson's Thrush 4 -
Hermit Thrush 7 -
Gray Catbird 3 -
Tennessee Warbler 2 -
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 -
Nashville Warbler 9 -
Yellow-rumped Warbler 97 , just short of a hundred!
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 - a late one
Blackpoll Warbler 3 -
Ovenbird 1 -
Eastern Towhee 4 -
Chipping Sparrow 1 -
Field Sparrow 1 -
Song Sparrow 9 -
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 -
Swamp Sparrow 7 -
White-throated Sparrow 17 -
Dark-eyed Junco 7 -
Northern Cardinal 1 -
American Goldfinch 6 -

Total 210, 29 species!
Happy with a finger-loving Cardinal...
First round... included about 40 Yellow-rumps in just a couple of nets.

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