Monday August 26, 2013   10 new,14 retraps, 7 species.   New species Ruby-throated Hummingbird.    We opened at dawn and ran the station for an hour and a half before closing the nets.  We were closed for 2 and a half hours due to rain.  Finally at about 10:00am we reopened the nets.

Ryan banded the first two hummers of the season.

Ryan demonstrating the correct way to hold a hummingbird!

Ryan demonstrating the correct way to hold a hummingbird!

Bird of the day was a tie between Blue-winged Warbler, Magnolia Warbler and Ruby-throated Hummingbird with 2 each.  Another nice bird was a HY Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

Pert little HY-U Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.  Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Pert little HY-U Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Photo by Ryan Kayhart

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