Far more people visited the station than birds today as only 7 total birds were banded (3 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, an American Robin, a Northern Waterthrush, a Song Sparrow, and a Blue-headed Vireo). Fortunately, we did recapture 24 previously banded birds, so the visitors had something to look at for most of the morning. A few dozen people from Cornell’s Spring Field Ornithology course stopped by and peppered students from Cornell’s Field Methods in Bird Banding class with questions. The banding students did well and enjoyed handling some unfamiliar species–the Blue-headed Vireo was definitely the highlight. Chita and Marilyn kept the operation running smoothly while Ryan and Steve tackled the new brush pile on the edge of the field. North winds again tonight…  David Bonter