Date: 5/13/18 12:07 pm From: Steven Brown <sbrown37...> Subject: [cobirds] N Waterthrush (6 more!) CSR, El Paso Co, Sun.
LOL - Yup SIX more Northern Waterthrush were banded at Clear Spring Ranch - one Saturday, and 5 Sunday. That makes 13 for the season. Unbelievable.
It was a perfect morning for bird movement - high fog, Southeast breeze, cool temp, and the banding reflected that. 24 birds were caught in the first hour, and 58 total for the morning, of 24 species..
Black-chinned Hummingbird M,F, netted, but unbanded
Broad-tailed HB, F, same
Gray Catbird - 5
Virginia’s Warbler - (SY M)
MacGillivray’s Warbler - Ad M
Yellow Warbler - 5
Lincoln’s Sparrow - 5
Mountain White-crowned Sparrow
FOS Bullock’s Orioles (Ad F, SY M)
Lazuli Bunting (SY M)
Chipping Sparrow - 12
Yellow-breasted Chat - 3 - SY M, 2 AD M
In addition I had a pair of Belted Kingfishers flyover, and just missed netting a “spanking” male Indigo Bunting. Lots of same-species chasing , and lots of Brown-headed Cowbirds following.