Wednesday August 29, 2012. 46 new bands of 21 species and an additional 9 recaptures processed. Most numerous birds today were American Redstart and Magnolia Warbler with 7 each. We added Wilson’s Warbler to the season’s species list. The weather seemed to me to be favorable for migration overnight but things were very quiet until about 2 hours after sunrise. Later in the day it got very slow again and we closed at hour 5 1/2 for lack of birds. The highlight of the day was Dave Tetlow bringing bird guide author Richard Crossley, to visit. Richard offered some new (at least to me) tips on sexing hatch year American Redstarts.  Jon Dombrowski

Another Visitor – a Beautiful Mourning Cloak (Brushfoot Family) Butterfly
Photo by Margaret Keller