26 new birds of 17 species; 11 recaps.  New species:  Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, and Mourning Warbler.  5 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds were released unbanded.  The birds speak for themselves today . . .

Emily loves Chestnut-sided Warblers in the fall!

As Ryan would say – “It was a Veery good Mourning!” We had both male and female Mourning Warblers (and a Veery as well).

4 Hummingbirds in one net check . . . all hatch year birds, but notice how different their throats are.

Emily gives a gentle puff of air to one Hummer who was reluctant to leave.

There must be one or more American Goldfinch nests near the back nets. Earlier this week, we caught an adult male and female and today we caught this adorable baby in the same net. We could hear them chirping and calling to each other all morning.

Another Hollywood glamour shot from a gorgeous Black-and-white Warbler. The coloring of the face tells us she is female, and if you look at the feather just to the left of Emily’s thumb, you will see that both sides of the feather are edged in white which tells us that she is an older (after hatch year) bird.