25 birds of 12 species; 13 recaps.  New species:  Hooded Warbler.  Bird of the day was Common Yellowthroat with 6 new bands.  The morning seemed promising as we started with a good number of birds, but by the second hour after sunrise the steady flow slowed to a trickle.  To occupy ourselves between net runs, we tightened nets by moving poles, moved guy lines to make a few nets easier to close, cleaned hummingbird feeders, and did crossword puzzles.    Our morning ended on a great note as Marilyn brought in a beautiful Hooded Warbler on the very last net run.

One of two Black-throated Blue Warblers

Our Hooded Warbler throws an Old Hollywood over-the-shoulder look at the camera

Update:  Emily and I opened the owl nets last night for 4 hours.  We didn’t get any owls, but we did get a little brown bat.  I can’t say whether it was actually a Little Brown Bat, but I can say I was glad it managed to get itself out of the net!