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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Albert Creek update - August 15th


juvenile male Sharp-shinned Hawk

From Aug 11th through Aug 15th Albert Creek averaged 34.5 birds/day and 0.25 birds/net-hour (excluding the rain day Aug 12th when no banding took place) for a total of 138 birds banded. No new species for the season were banded during this period nor were there real highlights either. The numbers of some early migrants like Tennessee Warbler and some of the southeastern specialties like Magnolia Warbler and Swamp Sparrow are starting to dwindle while White-throated Sparrows still persist in the area. The top 5 most numerous species banded during the period were Northern Waterthrush (34), Yellow Warbler (17), Swainson's Thrush (12), Alder Flycatcher (10) and Common Yellowthroat (9). The current season top 5 is Tennessee Warbler (148), Northern Waterthrush (144), Common Yellowthroat (60), Swainson's Thrush (53), and Yellow-rumped Warbler (52).


Ted "T-bone" Murphy-Kelly studying a Blackpoll Warbler, without gloves!

photos ©Kelly Riggs

Complete list of birds banded at Albert Creek as of Aug 15th this season (latest 5 day period in brackets):

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 4 (3)
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 2
Least Sandpiper - 2
Belted Kingfisher - 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 7
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 2
Alder Flycatcher - 41 (10)
Least Flycatcher - 39 (4)
Hammond's Flycatcher - 16 (1)
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 48 (6)
Gray Jay - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 8 (1)
Boreal Chickadee - 11 (3)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 11 (1)
Swainson's Thrush - 53 (12)
American Robin - 3
Varied Thrush - 6
Tennessee Warbler - 148 (6)
Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
Yellow-Warbler - 49 (17)
Magnolia Warbler - 19 (2)
Cape May Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 52 (6)
Blackpoll Warbler - 8 (3)
American Redstart - 42 (2)
Northern Waterthrush - 144 (34)
MacGillivray's Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 60 (9)
Wilson's warbler - 12 (5)
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 1
Fox Sparrow - 3 (1)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 38 (6)
Swamp Sparrow - 9
White-throated Sparrow - 16 (4)
Dark-eyed Junco - 9 (2)
Western Tanager - 7
Pine Siskin - 14
= 897 (138) birds of 42 species
0.322 birds/net-hour

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