Monday April 30,2012.  13 new of 7 species; 4 recaps;   new species Gray Catbird.  There was frost on the back nets at dawn, but we are hoping we have seen the last of the unseasonably cold weather!  We had almost twice as many volunteers as birds today, but we had a lot of visitors who enjoyed a ASY-M Sharp-shinned Hawk and the first catbird of the season.  Betsy was back for her five weeks of banding.  New volunteer Matt Brincka helped with data entry and scribing.  The wind is forecast to shift to the south quadrant tonight … not a minute too early for everyone at the banding station!!!     Peggy Keller