Bird Banding Success on Middle Bass Island

Bird BandingTom 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 Paula Bartlett, Ann and Ken Shelton, and Tina Larson for the photos.
tom Bartlett

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  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)

Garlic Mustard Pull Challenge on May 6th

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Garlic Mustard Pull Challenge with Stark and Portage Parks is this Saturday, May 6, from 9:am-noon.  Bring gloves, if you have them, and a refillable water bottle.  EnviroScience will be here to provide the bags and do the weigh in to see who can pull the most invasive garlic mustard from the Cooper’s Woods Preserve. Prizes for those who participate!

Lisa Brohl, Chair
Lake Erie Islands Conservancy