Total of 21 birds, of 6 species; 8 retraps and 38 observed.  Very slow day, larger numbers of Yellow Warblers and Song Sparrows. Seven volunteers came out on an increasingly hot and humid day.  Net 12 was closed at 7:10am, after the second net check, because two of the volunteers were stung by angry and beligerent hornets, not typical bees.  We later determined that the nest had fallen and the increased activity had caused them to seek out victims.  I got stung the day before while setting it up, but simply thought I was unlucky; after the other two got stung we took no more chances and closed the net. 

Highlights included a nice hatch year Warbling Vireo and some older American Redstart males that were molting like crazy.  It was a hot day, and take-down time was welcome.  Samantha Gonzales

HY Warbling Vireo Photo by Samantha Gonzalez

HY Warbling Vireo
Photo by Samantha Gonzalez

Molting ASY male American Redstart Photo by Samantha Gonzalez

Molting ASY male American Redstart
Photo by Samantha Gonzalez