Along with a nice variety of other birds, 136 thrushes have been banded over the last several mornings. We banded 43 Swainson’s, 6 Gray-cheeked, 3 Veerys, and a Hermit Thrush this morning. They were picking at Elderberries. Also, 20 warbler species were recorded and 77 Bobolinks were counted on the census. 68 species were tallied …
We banded and heard lots of Swainson’s Thrushes again today. Blue-headed Vireo and Northern Parula were both new for the fall (photo Common Yellowthroat).
There were numerous thrushes around this morning. We banded 26 including a Gray-cheeked Thrush, along with 55 warblers of nine species! Many Blackpoll and Bay-breasted were observed (photo Black-throated Blue Warbler). Fifty-seven species were noted on the day.
Light north winds helped push some migrants into the area this morning. A Black-crowned Night Heron and a Solitary Sandpiper were observed during the census. 49 birds were banded and 15 warbler species were recorded. Nashville Warblers and Western Palm Warblers were new for the season. (photo Red-breasted Nuthatch)