Diverse weekend

Over the weekend the wind shifted briefly to the southwest then west then northwest for about 10 minutes before swinging back east. That was enough to dump a lot of migrants all over south Florida since the birds do seem to be bottlenecked to the north of us and are wanting to continue their migration.

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Male Golden-winged warbler

We have some September species (Worm-eating warbler, Red-eyed vireo, etc.) mixed in with October migrants (White-eyed vireo, Gray catbird, buntings, etc.) so our days were quite diverse. Common yellowthroats continued to be common, and the Gray catbirds arrived. Magnolia warblers and White-eyed vireos were well-represented in this wave.

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Adult male Magnolia warbler

Below are a Yellow-throated vireo, a sharp-looking bird. The brown bird is a Blue grosbeak, only the third one we have banded at Cape Florida since 2002!

Totals:
Oct 13: 133 birds of 23 species
Oct 14: 88 birds of 19 species

  1. Common yellowthroat: 45/11
  2. American redstart: 27/7
  3. Black-throated blue warbler: 22/2
  4. Gray catbird: 5/17
  5. White-eyed vireo: 0/13
  6. Ovenbird: 6/4
  7. Northern parula: 4/5
  8. Black & white warbler: 3/6
  9. Magnolia warbler: 4/4
  10. Painted bunting: 1/6
  11. Red-eyed vireo: 2/2
  12. Scarlet tanager: 1/2
  13. Indigo bunting: 0/3
  14. Northern waterthrush: 2/0
  15. Swainson’s thrush: 1/1
  16. Worm-eating warbler: 1/1
  17. Gray-cheeked thrush: 0/2
  18. Acadian flycatcher:1/0
  19. Traill’s flycatcher: 1/0
  20. Great crested flycatcher: 1/0
  21. Yellow-throated vireo: 1/0
  22. Wood thrush: 1/0
  23. Golden-winged warbler: 1/0
  24. Tennessee warbler: 1/0
  25. Western palm warbler: 1/0
  26. Swainson’s warbler: 1/0
  27. Red-bellied woodpecker: 0/1
  28. Veery: 0/1
  29. Summer tanager: 0/1
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    Weekend crew looking at Wood thrush looking at weekend crew

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