Tuesday May 29, 2012.  80 new of 22 species; 10 recaps.  We had hot, muggy weather for banding, without any lake breeze.  We closed some nets in direct sun but managed to operate for our usual six hours.  Nine Indigo Buntings were a treat, as was a Black-billed Cuckoo.  Bird of the day was Traill’s Flycatcher with 23 banded.  Dr. Fred Beaudry, from Alfred University’s Environmental Studies Department, joined us for the  morning.  It was Kelly’s last day as BIC for the spring.   Doug cleared out more of the pipes and debris on the west side of the boathouse.     Betsy Brooks

Black-billed Cuckoo.  Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Black-billed Cuckoo. Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Betsy, Kelly and Ruth.  Photo by Kathy Habgood

Betsy, Kelly and Ruth. Photo by Kathy Habgood