Tuesday May 6, 2014.  132 new bands of 20 species; 22 retraps.  New species Pine Warbler.  Bird of the day was Yellow-rumped Warbler with 60 banded.  There were eight species of warblers banded including Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white, Nashville, Yellow, Western Palm, Yellow Palm, Pine, and Yellow-rumped Warblers.

We had many visitors today including a group from the Genesee County Soil & Water Conservation District program led by Judy Spring.  We also welcomed six students in Rodney Olsen’s science class at the Diversified Education School in Middlebury, Vermont.

We finally had the warblers we’ve been waiting for …. including a Pine Warbler.  Although there was considerable variety, the predominant species was Yellow-rumped Warbler with 60 new bands followed by Western and Yellow Palm Warblers with 18 banded.

Thanks to our fantastic staff today including banders Pat Lovallo, Aggie Windig, Jenna Holzschuh; net pickers Ruth Stork, Gary Herbert, Jesse Roberts; and scribe Willem Windig.

Ryan Kayhart (BIC) and Betsy Brooks