dinsdag 11 oktober 2011

Grackles on the move

It was pretty amazing as hundreds, or even thousands of Common Grackles passed by. First it was one large group of a few thousand individuals. Later in the morning smaller groups of a few hundred birds passed us, in a southern direction.

The Grackle scenes of today:
Anybody interested in counting these?
And these?
And these perhaps too?

Eventhough lots of them landed in the banding area, close to the nets, none were caught. We had a good banding morning. Good numbers of Kinglets, Yellow-rumped Warblers and Sparrows.

Totals:

Eastern Phoebe 2 -
Blue-headed Vireo 4 -
Blue Jay 1 -
Winter Wren 2 -
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 -
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 20 -
Gray-cheeked Thrush 3 -
Swainson's Thrush 4 -
Hermit Thrush 8 -
Gray Catbird 4 -
Tennessee Warbler 1 -
Nashville Warbler 3 -
Magnolia Warbler 2 -
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 -
Yellow-rumped Warbler 36 -
Ovenbird 1 -
Common Yellowthroat 1 -
Eastern Towhee 3 -
Field Sparrow 2 -
Song Sparrow 14 -
Lincoln's Sparrow 3 -
Swamp Sparrow 15 -
White-throated Sparrow 11 -
American Goldfinch 3 -

Total 147, 24 species

Field Sparrow, hatching year

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