Sunday August 24, 2014: 31 new birds of 15 species, 6 recaps.  New species:  Eastern Wood Pewee.   Things picked up a little bit today, but most of the birds were species that breed locally, such as Gray Catbirds and Song Sparrows.  Two Yellow-bellied Flycatchers heralded the oncoming migration.

The best catch of the day wasn’t a new bird at all, but a recapture.  The Chestnut-sided Warbler below was first captured on July 16.  A pair had been seen flitting around near one of our nets several days before, and we eventually caught this female.  She had a brood patch, which suggests that she was breeding locally.  Neither of the NYS Breeding Bird Atlases show breeding Chestnut-sided Warblers in the BBBO block, so it is something to watch!

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