Out on the lake we had 500 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 White-winged Scoters, Common Loon and 2 Horned Grebes. The marshes and pools held 2 Kildeers, 2 Great Blue Herons, 30 Forsters Terns, American Bittern, Northern Harrier, Greater Yellow Legs, 3 Boneaparte's Gulls and 50 Ring-billed Gulls.
However it really was the fall of passerines that stands out in my memory and the totals that follow have the number we ringed in brackets; Northern Flicker - 300 (4), Mourning Dove - 20, Eastern Meadowlark - 5, Chipping Sparrow - 200 (21), Tree Swallow - 30, Brown Creeper - 500 (70), Golden-crowned Kinglet - 4,000 (we couldn't ring any because Long Point BO at the time didn't carry a ring size small enough, but we still had to extract over 300 from mist nets!), Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1,200 (51), Hermit Thrush - 30 (9), Brown Thrasher - 10 (3), Field Sparrow - 100 (19), Song Sparrow - 50 (10), Swamp Sparrow - 20 (5), White-throated Sparrow - 100 (30) and Dark-eyed Junco - 1,000 (83).
Sorry to bore you (I jmust be bored because I couldn't get out this morning), but happy days!
Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker