Mourning Warbler – PSU Fall Banding

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Migration, Science5 Comments

We had another great morning of bird banding in the PSU Arboretum today, with 4 warbler species captured including a stunning juvenile female Mourning Warbler. Other species captured this morning were 1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, 1 Ovenbird, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 1 Magnolia Warbler, 2 Blue Jays, 2 Wood Thrushes, 12 Gray Catbirds, 1 Brown Thrasher, 4 Eastern Towhees, and 1 House Finch. Other notable birds seen during the morning included a flyover American Golden-Plover, 2 male Wilson’s Warblers, 1 Tennessee Warbler, and the earliest Centre County fall record for White-crowned Sparrow (a juvenile).

Mourning Warbler - juvenile female (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Mourning Warbler – juvenile female (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - juvenile (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher – juvenile (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Ovenbird - adult (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Ovenbird – adult (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Ovenbird - close-up of the rusty cap on its head (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Ovenbird – close-up of the rusty cap on its head (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Blue Jay - juvenile (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Blue Jay – juvenile (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Eastern Towhee - juvenile female (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Eastern Towhee – juvenile female (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Eastern Towhee - juvenile female and juvenile male (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Eastern Towhee – juvenile female and juvenile male (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)