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Spring Bird Banding on Bass Islands

Tom and Paula Bartlett and crew have been banding birds at the Middle Bass Island East Point preserve this week. The warmer southwest winds have brought lot of spring migrants as well as resident nesters arriving! Banding records show some red-winged blackbirds, AmericanRobins have been here up to 7 years ago! We had the first sharp-shinned hawk and prothonotary warbler banded on Middle Bass this week. Islanders report orioles and hummingbirds appearing at their feeders. Sandy Funtal had a surprise yellow-headed blackbird at the Perry Holiday at Put-in-Bay and Sheri Kowalski found a sora by Saunders Resort. Enjoy the beauty of spring at our preserves!
Photos by Paula Bartlett, Ann Shelton, and Nancy Welter
Prothonotary Warbler

Field Sparrow

Orange-crowned Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Palm Warbler

Blue-headed Vireo

Swamp Sparrow

Brown Thrasher

Blue-winged Warbler

White-throated Sparrow

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Lisa Brohl with sharp-shinned hawk that hit net beside her

Brown Creeper

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Northern Flicker

Red-bellied Woodpecker