Tuesday May 1, 2012.  54 new of 20 species; 6 recaps.  New species Nashville Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Ovenbird, Lincoln’s Sparrow.  The day started out with a light shower but by sunrise, the showers had moved on out of the area and birds began singing.  We raised nets a few at a time but  by 1.5 hours after sunrise, we were able to raise all the nets.  The first warbler to be brought in was a gorgeous Worm-eating Warbler, followed later by nine other warbler species.  Monika Wood returned to help us with data entry 3 days a week.  Keith McKenrick spent another day banding with us, and Kathryn and Sarah, students of David Bonter’s at Cornell, helped band most of the day. Lyn Jacobs worked most of the day trimming net lanes and cutting weeds from around the ‘boathouse.’  Marilyn came in to help on her day off because she could see the birds coming on radar last night!   Bird of the day was White-throated Sparrow with 13 banded.       Betsy Brooks

ASY-Male Black-throated Green Warbler.  Photo by Ryan Kayhart

ASY-Male Black-throated Green Warbler. Photo by Ryan Kayhart