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Middle Bass Island Banding on May 1st

Happy Spring! Tom and Paula Bartlett are set up for Bird banding at the Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve as of yesterday and will band weather permitting through Friday about noon. Thanks to the Middle Bass Crew of Ann and Ken Shelton, Chris Helman, Teddi Keith Morris, Nancy Welter, Janet Stearns, Tina Larson for set up Saturday and to photographers  Paula Bartlett, Ann and Ken Shelton, and Tina Larson for the photos below. Below is yesterdays banding report. It was wonderful to have so many come out and visit and see the birds!
Bird Banding Report-April 30, 2023
After a rain delay, we opened the nets (22) at 1100 and closed at 1630.  By the end of the day we had banded 80 individual birds of 24 species and had 5 recaps.
Banded Birds:
1 Mourning Dove
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 White-eyed Vireo
4 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
6 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 House Wren (AND ONE ESCAPE !! Thank you Janet)
14 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4 Hermit Thrush
6 American Robin
1 European Starling
1 American Goldfinch
2 Song Sparrow
3 Swamp Sparrow
4 White-throated Sparrow
7 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 Common Grackle
1 Northern Waterthrush
3 Yellow Warbler
9 “Western” Palm Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler
Recaptured Birds:
American Robin banded 4/28/2021 (3 years old)
2 Red-winged Blackbirds banded 4/26/2022 ( both 3 years old)
Brown-headed Cowbird banded 4/23/2017 (7 years old)
Northern Cardinal banded 9/25/2017 (6 years old)
Tom Bartlett having fun with Mourning Dove
Crowd enjoying the birds
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow Warbler, male and female
Eastern Phoebe
“Western” Palm Warbler
White-eyed Vireo