Friday, October 11, 2013.  87 new of 14 species; 22 recaps.  White-throated Sparrows were bird of the day with 38 banded.  We had visiting banders from the Appledore banding team preparing for their weekend banding here.  Sonya Rooney was back for a visit, and in the midst of everything Ryan phoned from home in Vermont to wish Betsy and all a good last day of banding.  Kelly departed for home leaving decidedly better looking gardens at the house.

We are a unique group … as much dedicated to migratory birds as we are to respect, love and care for each other.

Betsy Brooks