Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Highlights: Sabine's Gull,
Western Kingbird (photo above), and
Black-backed Woodpecker
The weather was beautiful and there was nice activity at the Point today. Tim had 3 jaegers and the season's first Sabine's Gull out at the tip today. The Western Kingbird was found around noon, and was still present this evening. Mixed in with lots of Yellow-rumpeds were 10 additional species of warbler including; Bay-breasted, Blackpoll and Northern Parula. The season's first Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers were seen. Horned Lark, American Pipit, Savannah, Lincoln's, White-throated, and White-crowned Sparrows, and Lapland Longspur are being seen daily. Keith and Wendy banded the first Barred Owl of the season last night.

Tennessee Warbler

Painted Lady

I could easily be wrong on this, but I
believe this spider that has taken up residence
at the waterbird shack is a Zebra Jumper

1 comment:

Allen Chartier said...

I think your ID is probably correct on this. A good booklet for the casual Arachnophile is "Spiders of the North Woods" by Larry Weber.