24 new bands of 12 species; 16 recaps.  Birds of the day were Gray Catbird and Red-eyed Vireo, each with 6 new bands.  Visitors and staff nearly outnumbered birds today, but our youngest guests didn’t seem to mind.  Erin’s niece and nephew were visiting from Torino (Italy!), and they were great helpers as they carefully released nearly every bird back into the wild.

Erin’s niece cradles a young Ruby-throated Hummingbird.