Sunday, April 27, 2014.  13 new bands of 7 species; 11 retraps.  No new species.  The bird of the day was the Ruby-crowned Kinglet with 6 new bands. There were definitely more people than birds today!  We had a few visitors trickle in from Braddock Bay Raptor Research’s Bird of Prey Days, but the bulk of our visitors were from the Buffalo chapter of the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Club, based out of the Buffalo Science Museum.  Everyone showed up at about the same time, so it was a bit of a puzzle to get everyone into (and out of) the parking lot.  Visitors were treated to a selection of our tiniest birds, including both kinglets and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, although most missed the male Sharp-shinned Hawk we had released just moments before the human flock arrived.

ASY-M Sharp-shinned Hawk Photo by Ryan Kayhart

ASY-M Sharp-shinned Hawk
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

 Leanna Twohig