Sunday, September 8, 2013.  48 new birds of 17 species, 21 recaps.  The bird of the day was the Magnolia Warbler with 14.  The day started off like any typical early September morning: sunny and crisp, but it warmed up quickly.  We had a quiet morning with a large variety of species including Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, House Wren, Philadelphia Vireo, Swainson’s Thrush, Blackpoll Warbler, and Wilson’s Warbler.

Our new field assistant, Elizabeth Lamont, arrived at the banding station with her family just before noon.  Elizabeth graduated from Wittenberg University in 2011 with a B.S. in Biology and she developed a passion for avian studies and birding as a hobby during her undergraduate ornithology class.  She will be with us for five weeks, learning all the ins and outs of bird banding.  Make sure to welcome Elizabeth when you stop by the station, and ask her about her work for Riverkeeper in Buffalo, and her nest searches in Ohio (she says that Acadian Flycatchers are easy to find !!!).  Leanna Twohig