Last Friday, June 15 was a very slow day. It may be that the birds are sitting on the nests and not flying around. A road construction crew came by making a lot of noise for an hour filling in the puddle of water at the end of the road that all the birds liked to take a bath in. The noise might also be disturbing the birds. The banding team that day was Chita McKinney, Cindy Marino, Cathy Belair, Ann Nash, Pat Lovallo, and Andrea and Emily Patterson. We could hear birds singing everywhere and recorded the presence of 41 species many of which were carrying food for their young. Only 11 birds were captured and of those 4 were recaptures. The “catch of the day” was the recaptured SY male Yellow-shafted Flicker.  Marian Klik

Yellow-shafted Flicker Banded at the Kaiser MAPS Station.  Photo by Kathy Habgood

Yellow-shafted Flicker Banded at the Kaiser MAPS Station. Photo by Kathy Habgood

Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton) at Kaiser MAPS Photo by Kathy Habgood

Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton) at Kaiser MAPS
Photo by Kathy Habgood