Tuesday May 8, 2012.  48 new of 22 species; 5 recaps.  New species Swainson’s Thrush.  We had heavy rain all night and many of Allan’s woodchips are now either floating or under water!!!!!!   Water was over our boots again, and students from Rodney Olsen’s DOS school dug trenches to drain off the flooded area by the banding lab.  By 9:30 the downpour slowed to a light drizzle and finally stopped.  The radar showed no rain coming toward us, so we cautiously raised 6 nets, and then several hours later 8 more.  The first bird of the day was a Hermit Thrush (appropriately the state bird of Vermont!).  We also had Swainson’s and Veery and nine warbler species. Grad student Jenna Holzschuh entered data for us.  Ryan and Monika did some after-dinner banding and heard several Common Nighthawks in the field.  Betsy Brooks