Very Productive Banding on Earth Day

We had a good day despite the breezy conditions. Over 50 visitors to the station were treated to a nice diversity of species. Highlights included Black-throated blue, hooded, black and white, ovenbird, and Kentucky warblers. The day ended with the Banding of a male Pileated Woodpecker.

Species:

Black-throated Blue Warbler;  Kentucky Warbler; Ovenbird;  Indigo Bunting; Common Yellow-throat; Hooded Warbler (3); Black and White Warbler; Gray Catbirds (9); Carolina Wren (6); Pileated Woodpecker; Recaptures (3)

Total Species: 10

Total Individuals: 25

Nice male Black-throated Blue Warbler

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Ovenbird waiting to be extracted from one of the nets

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Our first banded Pileated Woodpecker:)

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Mrs. and Mr. Hooded Warbler

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Only our 2nd Kentucky warbler.

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Crown of the Male Kentucky Warbler

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Nice Male Kentucky Warbler head shot

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Banding Cancelled This Sunday

For the first time since starting the banding in Hammock Park, we need to cancel due to the weather. The forecast calls for 20+ mph winds and heavy rain all day. I hope our migrating feathered friends will be ok during this stressful journey.

We will see you next week in the park.