Wednesday April 25, 2012. 50 new of 9 species; 16 retraps.  New species: Blue Jay with 3 banded today. The bird of the day was Ruby-crowned Kinglet with 39 new bands.  Almost all of the kinglets were originally caught in the first three net checks, but continued to forage in the area as we kept retrapping them (and releasing them unprocessed) until we closed at hour 5.0. Jon Dombrowski

First Blue Jay of the season               Photo by Ryan Kayhart