Myrtle Warbler numbers increased substantially this week and will probably maintain those numbers for the next two weeks. Species diversity has dropped as most of the warblers have gone through. I was able to band Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Winds died down for most of the week, but Friday a front came through. Saturday was just too windy to band with gusts up to 40 mph. Winds lessened a bit on Sunday so we gave it a shot opening our less exposed nets.
The majority of thrushes have already migrated and we band mainly Hermit Thrushes from now through November. We had 2 new captures on Mon and Wed, both hatch years.
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