Saturday May 17, 2014:  72 new bands of 22 species, 20 recaps.  No new species.   The morning was chilly and the ground was wet when we opened, so we set the nets high to avoid getting birds trapped on the ground.  With 8 regular staff and 6 students, we had more than enough help to manage the 72 birds we saw today.  The slower pace gave our students plenty of time to appreciate the birds and to look for features and details that might have passed unnoticed on a busier day.  It gave them the opportunity to really put their new knowledge to the test!