9/15, 16 – Middle Week Banding

Banding at Birdcraft is just plain fun!

Ahh, another great week! I ended up chasing and missing the White Wagtail seen at Stratford Point on Tuesday where my fellow banders caught and banded a Connecticut Warbler! Talk about a bad day to miss! I was back in action on Wednesday when we were able to show some nice birds to our visitors from Fairfield U. Thursday concluded our week, with a so-so flight.

Here are the lists of highlights and migrants for both days along with photos:

9/15:

x Black-crowned Night-Heron – I knew they were there, I guess I just didn’t have the time to look over

1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Captured after I left for school

12+ Gray Catbirds

4 Magnolia Warblers – 1 female banded

1 Prairie Warbler – Seen after I left

3 Black-and-White Warblers – 1 banded

1 Black-throated Green Warbler

5 American Redstart – 1 banded; all Yellowstarts

1 Northern Waterthrush – banded

9+ Common Yellowthroat – 9 banded + others

1 Northern Cardinal – 1 banded

9/16:

3 Black-crowned Night-Heron

1 House Wren – banded

1 Swainson’s Thrush – banded

5~ Gray Catbirds – around 5 banded

1 Magnolia Warbler

4 American Redstart – All Yellowstarts

3~ Common Yellowthroats – around 3 banded

1 Ovenbird -1 banded

(Note-some of the numbers of birds banded are not exact because I had to leave quickly for school and never got to write them down)

Northern Waterthrush

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

House Wren

Swainson's Thrush looking down

-AB

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One Response to 9/15, 16 – Middle Week Banding

  1. Deanna says:

    Hi Alex,
    What wonderful photos of these little birds that were banded! You must have been so psyched to take part in this project! School is really putting a crimp into your birding these days, isn’t it??
    We’re still on vacation and Vinny is finally feeling better. Today will be beautiful and our objective is to take a nature cruise around the islands. Will let you know what we see for birds.
    xoxo
    Deanna

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