Friday September 28, 2012. 90 new bands of 27 species; 42 recaps.  New species Pine Siskin.  Claire, one of our summer banding students, got to band the first Pine Siskin of the season.  The most numerous bird banded was White-throated Sparrow with 25 banded.  Sean and Noah (students of Dr. Greg Cunningham of St. John Fisher) continued their collection of cloacal swabs and feather pulls in connection with their study on AIV in birds.  Fortunately, the starlings left us alone today, but we noticed that almost all the edible berries in the field are gone after their visit yesterday!

Betsy Brooks