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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Albert Creek update - September 5


From Sept 1st through Sept 5th Albert Creek averaged 44 birds/day and 0.329 birds/net-hour for a total of 220 birds banded. There were four new banding species for the season in this period: Gray-cheeked Thrush on the 2nd, Common Redpoll on the 3rd, Hermit Thrush on the 4th and Downy Woodpecker on the 5th. Other banding highlights included a beautiful adult male Sharp-shinned Hawk on the 2nd, and a Golden-crowned Kinglet, a late Tennessee Warbler and the first Hammond's Flycatcher for about two weeks all on the 5th. The top 5 most numerous species banded during the period were Dark-eyed Junco (50), Yellow-rumped Warbler (33), Orange-crowned Warbler (24), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (19) and Common Yellowthroat (19). The current season top 5 is Yellow-rumped Warbler (280), Northern Waterthrush (191), Common Yellowthroat (167), Tennessee Warbler (151) and Alder Flycatcher (119).


Swamp Sparrow


White-throated Sparrow


Ted and Rustie


Shyloh and Swampie

Photos ©Shyloh van Delft, bottom Ted Murphy-Kelly



Complete list of birds banded at Albert Creek as of September 5th this season (last 5 days in brackets):

Green-winged Teal - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 6 (1)
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 2
Least Sandpiper - 2
Belted Kingfisher - 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 9 (1)
Downy Woodpecker - 1 (1)
Western Wood-Pewee - 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 6
Alder Flycatcher - 119 (7)
Least Flycatcher - 44
Hammond's Flycatcher - 20 (1)
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 64 (1)
Gray Jay - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 11 (1)
Boreal Chickadee - 42 (3)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3 (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 38 (19)
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 1 (1)
Swainson's Thrush - 74 (2)
Hermit Thrush - 1 (1)
American Robin - 5 (1)
Varied Thrush - 10
Tennessee Warbler - 151 (1)
Orange-crowned Warbler - 79 (24)
Yellow-Warbler - 82 (7)
Magnolia Warbler - 22 (1)
Cape May Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - 280 (33)
Townsend's Warbler - 1
Blackpoll Warbler - 28 (2)
American Redstart - 52
Northern Waterthrush - 191 (5)
MacGillivray's Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 167 (19)
Wilson's warbler - 63 (3)
American Tree Sparrow - 12 (8)
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 3 (1)
Fox Sparrow - 12 (2)
Lincoln's Sparrow - 73 (9)
Swamp Sparrow - 15 (1)
White-crowned Sparrow - 16 (1)
Golden-crowned Sparrow - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 24 (4)
Dark-eyed Junco - 73 (50)
Western Tanager - 7
Rusty Blackbird - 4 (1)
White-winged Crossbill - 2
Common Redpoll - 1 (1)
Pine Siskin - 28 (6)
= 1859 (220) birds of 54 species
0.323 (0.329) birds/net-hour

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