Date: 7/17/17 4:11 am From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Subject: Saturday's Field Trip
This Saturday, 20 participants enjoyed a leisurely day watching Ruby-throated Hummingbirds from comfortable seating on a wrap around porch of Coburn residents, John and Jan Reed.
Along with many Ruby-throats visiting feedings we had the opportunity to observe Sandy Lockerman and Scott Weidensaul band 81 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds with 4 birds being hatch years. Along with 81 new bands there were 47 recaptures for a total of 128 individuals for the day. Sandy had stated that there was a good increase in males, indicating migration has begun! Males tends to leave first.
A big thank to the Reeds, Scott, Sandy and their assistants Shirley Hamilton, Avery Corondi, Walt Mays, and Gary Lockerman.
Other highlights for the day included singing a Cerulean Warblers and Northern Parula.
Thank you to all participants that attended this field trip. It was great to be in good company to start off the migration season.
Be well, Jon
Turkey Vulture 12 Mourning Dove 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 45 A conservative estimate. Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Red-eyed Vireo 3 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 House Wren 1 Carolina Wren 1 American Robin 2 Gray Catbird 2 Cedar Waxwing 2 Black-and-white Warbler 1 Cerulean Warbler 1 Northern Parula 1 Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Chipping Sparrow 8 Eastern Towhee 2 Northern Cardinal 4 American Goldfinch 2