Wednesday April 24, 2013   51 new birds of 12 species; 10 recaps. Bird of the day continues to be Black-capped Chickadee with 21 new bands today. Also of note was Ruby-crowned Kinglet with 16 new bands. New species for the season were Nashville Warbler and Black-throated Green Warbler. We only opened the front nets at sunrise because of uncertain weather, limited staff, and the possibility of large numbers of birds arriving on the overnight south winds. None of the threats materialized and at hour 2.5 we opened all the nets.

A contingent of about a dozen visitors from the Henrietta Senior Citizens group were able to see most of the day’s warblers processed as well accompanying us on two net checks.

Chipping Sparrow Banded Today  Photo by Jon Dombrowski

Chipping Sparrow banded today.  Photo by Jon Dombrowski

Jon Dombrowski