Tuesday October 2, 2012.  70 new of 16 species; 22 recaps.  We spent most of the day dodging rain, but it was a good day.  Between the volunteers present and the bander training class, we were able to safely capture and process 70 new birds of 16 species between the rain showers.  We also handled 22 recaptures.  Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Golden-crowned Kinglets represented about half of the birds we handled. White-throated Sparrows were abundant, as well.  Some of the other highlights included a Sharp-shinned Hawk,  Field Sparrow, Winter Wren, Brown Creeper, Purple Finch, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

HY Male Sharp-shinned HawkPhoto by Ryan Kayhart

HY Male Sharp-shinned Hawk
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Pat and Betsy entertained young Quinn Deutschlander while Mark gave a presentation on the orientation of birds during migration to the BTC.

Not bad for a rainy day!   John Waud