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Monday, May 24, 2010

Last week seem to have been the peak migration of Yellow-rumped Warblers which have now reached a new season record (780) at Albert Creek. Towards the end of the week other Neotropical migrants, primarily Wilson’s and Blackpoll Warblers, arrived in good numbers. More species arrived early this week including Brown-headed Cowbird, Chipping Sparrow and Tennessee Warbler, the bringer of summer, as we call it here at Albert Creek. Two Olive-sided Flycatchers banded over the weekend were enjoyed by many as we have been having lots of fun and qualified help lately. A big thanks for everyone who have been helping out!

Jukka
ACBO Bander In Charge

This week's banding totals (17 - 23 May);

Myrtle Warbler - 457
Wilson's Warbler - 182
Orange-crowned Warbler - 111
Blackpoll Warbler - 46
Northern Waterthrush - 36
Yellow Warbler - 30
Savannah Sparrow - 21
Common Yellowthroat - 21
Lincoln's Sparrow - 19
White-crowned Sparrow - 10
Swainson's Thrush - 7
Purple Finch - 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 5
White-throated Sparrow - 4
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 3
Brown-headed Cowbird - 2
Western Wood Pewee - 2
Olive-sided FLycatcher - 2
Swamp Sparrow - 2
American Robin - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Slate-colored Junco - 1
TRee Swallow - 1
Hermit Thrush - 1

TOTAL = 973


Some photos from this week (click to enlarge) include the following from top to bottom; Olive-sided Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat.







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