Friday May 25, 2012.  166 new of 31 species; 14 recaps.  New species Eastern Wood-Pewee.  We had continuing winds from the south quadrant and the radar was ‘hot’ last evening.  We  had four flycatcher species at once  – Least, Traill’s, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and Eastern Wood-Pewee.  Birds of the day were Traill’s Flycatcher (21) and American Redstart (20).  Dave Alexander arrived from Duluth to spend 5 days with us, and Ember Jandebeur arrived to spend the long holiday weekend helping us band hummingbirds.  The BTC students took their final exam and headed home, but not before they promised to come back for a reunion this fall.  Sharon Skelly, one of the original group of banders who banded in the 1980’s at the banding station, came back for a visit and got to release her favorite warbler, a Canada Warbler.  Betsy Brooks

Spring 2012 Bander Training Class Graduates Alison Van Keuren (NY); Cece Fabro (NY), Lee Ann van Leer (NY), (Betsy), Hannah Smith (PA), Annmarie Geniusz (MN), Butch Tetzlaff (IL), Chris West (WI), George Farnsworth (OH), and Cathy Belair (NY).

Spring 2012 Bander Training Class Graduates Alison Van Keuren (NY); Cece Fabro (NY), Lee Ann van Leer (NY), Betsy, Hannah Smith (PA), Annmarie Geniusz (MN), Butch Tetzlaff (IL), Chris West (WI), George Farnsworth (OH), and Cathy Belair (NY).