Thursday September 5, 2013.  94 new birds of 18 species, 25 recaps.  New species:  Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Gray-cheeked Thrush.   Bird of the day was Magnolia Warbler, with 42 new bands.  We thought we were off to another slow day this morning, with just a handful of birds during the first three net runs.  Then at hour 2, things changed.  The net-pickers called in to the station for reinforcements at the nets, and the flood of birds continued for the next hour or so before dropping off again.  Our volunteers did a fantastic job, even though several of them are “freshmen” at the station.  Highlights included a gorgeous Black-throated Green Warbler, and the first kinglet of the season.

The first Black-throated Green of the Fall.  Photo by Ryan Kayhart.

A gorgeous Black-throated Green Warbler. Photo by Ryan Kayhart.

The first Ruby-crowned Kinglet of the Fall.  Photo by Ryan Kayhart.

The first Ruby-crowned Kinglet of the Fall. Photo by Ryan Kayhart.