Saturday September 21, 2012. 150 new; 40 recaps.   Considering the previous night’s SW winds, I sure did not expect that we would band 150 new birds yesterday, plus process 40 recaps.  We had 83 Blackpoll Warblers, 21 White-throated Sparrows, and 12 Gray-cheeked Thrush.

There were small numbers of other warbler species, and three more Red-breasted Nuthatches. A very juvenile looking SWSP was fun to see.

We had no  new species. The radar showed showers moving from southwest and passing both east and west of BBBO, but we never got a drop, so maybe the birds were pushing in from both sides of us?  Alice, Mandy, Ann, and Ruth were great net pickers;  Lee, Mark and John were the patient scribes while Ryan, Virginia and I banded the birds.  I think Katie had her biggest day yet in the MARS unit.

Cindy Marino