Sunday June 23, 2013

Henry, Becky, Rodney and I waited for a bit. While we were waiting we set up the Screened Canopy. After that I set up the banding station while Mr. Olsen and Henry set up the nets.

Sunrise at DCBO.  Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Sunrise at DCBO. Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Claire came after six clock to help us once again! So far Claire, Henry, and Mr. Olsen have not missed a day of MAPS. They’ll most likely get perfect attendance this season.  Becky brought her famous Chocolate Chip Cookies that everyone likes.

Bird of the day was Black-capped Chickadee with 7 banded.  We got our first Hatching Year birds which were: American Robin, Black-capped Chickadee, Downy Woodpecker, and Common Grackle.  It was another slow MAPS session with 25 birds and 17 retraps. New for 2013 season are: Brown Thrasher, Black-capped Chickadee, Downy Woodpecker, and Common Grackle. Becky’s friend from Texas came again brought Donuts again and brownies this time.  It was a good day to have the screened canopy with some spotted showers in the morning and it kept us dry and mosquito free. We think the reason it is slow at MAPS has something to due with the rain and the wind.

With Warren out, Ryan was able to catch up some on being the top bander.  Missing in action Warren, Brendan, Lisa and Ethan.

Ryan Kayhart