June 2, 2013.

We woke up bright and early for our first MAPS session of the year. It was a beautiful morning but with a chance of rain. The crew consisted of all three Trombleys, Rodney, and Warren. It was a pretty average day consisting of catbirds, Song Sparrows, and Yellow Warblers, with nothing out of the ordinary, but still exciting since it was our first day. After all, we can’t be “speciest”!

This year we have decided to supplement our data with more information about molt limits. It was a challenge at first but we are finally getting the hang of it.

Studying wing molt in a Cedar Waxwing.

Studying wing molt in a Cedar Waxwing.

Around 9:00 the rain came and we closed down.  We ended up with a total of 37 birds.  Claire Trombley