Tuesday May 28, 2013.  101 new,16 retraps, 28 species.

It was a cloudy day, with threatening skies from the moment we opened, so we got radar on as soon as we got to the station. The most hours we could band with all the nets up was two hours, but we got at least three hours in before the rain really got here.  The station was closed after 3 hours.  Bird of the day was Traill’s Flycatcher with 19 banded.

Also Ryan banded 7 hummingbirds.  We said good bye to Ann Adams as she went back to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ryan - our newest hummingbird bander.  Photo by Betsy Brooks.

Ryan – our newest hummingbird bander. Photo by Betsy Brooks.

Measuring a hummingbird's tail before sending her off. Photo by Betsy Brooks.

Measuring a hummingbird’s tail before sending her off. Photo by Betsy Brooks.

In the afternoon we got ready for the annual Picnic For Volunteers scheduled for tomorrow.   We will also remember Dick O’Hara in the Memorial Garden Remembrance at which time a special bench will be dedicated to him by his friends and family.  The bench will be installed outside the banding release window where Dick often sat with his friends watching the birds as they were released.            Ryan Kayhart