We banded 17 new birds and had 6 recaptures of 12 different species today. The "Bird-of-the-Day" was not 1, but 2 BLACKPOLL WARBLERS. These represent the 1st fall records for Blackpoll Warbler at the current location of KIBS! In 2009, during my pilot season I banded a Blackpoll Warbler at an alternate site at the east end of Kiawah Island. A Blackpoll Warbler was also banded at KIBS during our spring migration monitoring in 2010. A couple of Northern Waterthrushes put in an apperance this morning as well after being absent from the nets for a week and a half.
|Blackpoll Warbler (after hatch-year, female)|