Kelleys Island
Feathers and Foliages Bird Festival
September 25, 2004

The traditional Bird Banders dinner, Friday night after the net were set up. Jim McCormac led the 8:00 a.m. Bird Walk at the North Pond State Nature Preserve.

Kevin Metcalf manned the Hawk Watch at the Glacial Grooves.

It was a slow morning, but picked up after 11:00 a.m.

Tom Bartlett ran the banding operation at the Long Point Preserve.

The day turned out just fine, we even had a rainbow in the clouds.

Banding volunteer measuring a flycatcher.

All the information is recorded in a book at the banding site.

Jerry, Byron and Paula collecting trash in the Long Point Preserve. Pat, Tom, Debbie, and Bob waiting for the next net run.

Betsy, host to the banders, keeping Lori our adoption coordinator company.

Tom is signing an adoption certificate.  These were sold to raise money to help support the banding operation.

Gray-cheeked and Swaison's Thrushes side by side.

Mike Monnett, our State Park Manager, led a tree walk on the North Shore Loop Trail.

Swainson's Thrush


Banded Bird Adoptions

Paula started the ball rolling by adopting a Yellow-billed Cuckoo which had been  banded Friday night, Band No. 1142-65057

Becky adopted a Swainson's Thrush
Band No. 1861-84662

Jessica adopted a Gray-cheeked Thrush
Band No. 186184663

Amanda adopted an American Robin
Band No. 1142-65060

Emma adopted a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Band No. 2350-27017

Tyler adopted a Magnolia Warbler
Band No. 2350-27018

Zach, Haley, and Courtney adopted a
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Band No. 1861-84667

Kristi adopted a Gray-cheeked Thrush
Band No. 1861-84661

Gabrielle adopted a Blackpoll Warbler
Band No. 23502-7019

Janet adopted a Black-capped Chickadee
Band No. 2350-27022

Susan adopted a Gray-cheeked Thrush
Band No. 1861-84670

Special thanks to everyone who adopted a bird!

All contributions will be used for the operating expenses
of the Kelleys Island banding station.


September 24 - 26, 2004
83 Species

    Double-crested Cormorant
    Great Blue Heron
20HW   Turkey Vulture
    Canada Goose
    Blue-winged Teal
    Red-breasted Merganser
4HW   Bald Eagle
1HW   Northern Harrier
10HW   Sharp-shinned Hawk
4HW   Cooper's Hawk
    Red-tailed Hawk
13HW   American Kestrel
1HW   Merlin
    American Woodcock
    Spotted Sandpiper
    Ring-billed Gull
    Great Black-backed Gull
    Herring Gull
    Bonaparte's Gull
    Caspian Tern
    Mourning Dove
1B   Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    Eastern Screech-Owl
1HW   Chimney Swift
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    Belted Kingfisher
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  Red-headed Woodpecker
    Downy Woodpecker
    Hairy Woodpecker
    Northern Flicker
    Eastern Wood-Pewee
1B   Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
  Red-eyed Vireo
  Blue Jay
  American Crow
8B   Black-capped Chickadee
  Red-breasted Nuthatch
1B   Carolina Wren
  Winter Wren
  House Wren
  Golden-crowned Kinglet
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1B   Veery
12B   Gray-cheeked Thrush
11B   Swainson's Thrush
  Wood Thrush
17B   American Robin
  Gray Catbird
  Brown Thrasher
  European Starling
  Cedar Waxwing
  Orange-crowned Warbler
  Nashville Warbler
2B   Magnolia Warbler
  Cape May Warbler
  Black-throated Blue Warbler
  Yellow-rumped Warbler
  Black-throated Green Warbler
  Palm Warbler
4B   Blackpoll Warbler
  Black-and-white Warbler
  American Redstart
1B   Ovenbird
1B   Common Yellowthroat
  Chipping Sparrow
  Savannah Sparrow
  Song Sparrow
  Lincoln's Sparrow
  White-crowned Sparrow
  White-throated Sparrow
2B   Northern Cardinal
  Indigo Bunting
1B   Common Grackle
  Brown-headed Cowbird
  Baltimore Oriole
  Purple Finch
  American Goldfinch
  House Sparrow

B = Banded
HW = Hawk Watch

Hawk Watch Counts by Time

9:30 a. m.     1         1
10:00 a. m.     5 1 1 1   8
11:00 a. m.     9   2 4   15
NOON     5 2 3 3 1 14
1:00 p. m.   1   1 2 3   7
2:00 p. m. 4       2 2   8
1 20 4 10 13 1 53


Last updated on Monday, July 31, 2006