Wednesday August 28, 2013.  39 new of 13 species, 15 recaps.  New species: Cape May Warbler (2), and Golden-winged Warbler.  Most numerous species: Gray Catbird (7), Least Flycatcher (5), Magnolia Warbler (4), Northern Waterthrush (4), and Ruby-throated Hummingbird (4).

The day began as a calm, muggy morning following rain showers overnight. With ample staff on hand and Andrea working with future certification candidates, the birds never waited long to be processed today. Since the work was spread over several banders, I was surprised by the final tally which exceeded what I would have predicted from my contribution.

Highlights of the day were our first-of-the-season Cape May Warblers and Golden-winged Warbler.

First Cape May Warbler of the season.  Photo by Ryan Kayhart

First Cape May Warbler of the season. Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Beautiful Golden-winged Warbler - First of the Season.  Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Beautiful Golden-winged Warbler – First of the Season. Photo by Ryan Kayhart

We closed at hour 5.5 due to heat and sun.

Jon G. Dombrowski