Date: 5/1/18 12:53 pm From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...> Subject: [cobirds] FOS migrants, CSR, EL Paso Co, Monday
Migration numbers have picked up some the last two days at Clear Spring Ranch. It helps that it hasn’t been gale force winds. I got blown out and couldn’t operate nets three times last week.
Notable migrants banded:
FOS Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 banded Sunday (of flock of 5!) Ad M, Ad F, SY F, and one more banded Monday, Ad F.
FOS Yellow-breasted Chat - Second year M Monday
FOS Green-tailed Towhee - Second year, sex U
photos available for all of these, if you are interested.
FOS Lesser Yellowlegs - not banded, but seen wading in a flooded field
FOS N Rough-winged Swallow - one Sunday, 5 Monday
White-crowned Sparrows - still hanging around. I have banded more already this week than any previous spring.
LOTSA migrating Blue Jays - over 100 have gone by in the last 4 days.
And finally - today was the first multiple-warbler day - a banded Orange-crowned M, FOS singing Yellow Warblers, and high in the trees a flock of Yellow-rumps.
Not seeing as many as most springs, but it is still early, I guess.