Date: 7/17/17 4:11 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Saturday's Field Trip
Hello all,

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
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,

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

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