Friday, August 25, 2017

We had delightful weather yesterday but not too many birds. We banded 26 new birds of ten species, and we had 5 recaps.

Bird of the day was Magnolia Warbler, with 8 new bands. Other warblers included Wilson’s, Canada, and Northern Waterthrush. The only new species for the season came into our nets at the very last net check. It was a young male Rose Breasted Grosbeak (photo by Cindy Marino).

Doctor Sue Smith-Pagano and Dr. Kristen Covino were at the station to work on their new research on the micro biome of birds. That was super interesting and made for great discussion when our nets did not yield many birds.

–Peggy and Cindy