Tuesday May 20, 2014.  84 new bands of 28 species; 10 retraps.  New species Great Crested Flycatcher.  Bird of the day was Magnolia Warbler with 13 banded.

 

We enjoyed a visit from 25 students from Alan Belford’s Field Ornithology class at SUNY ESF.  The students went on net-runs and watched birds being banded, aged, sexed, wing chord and tarsus measured, weighed and released.   A beautiful ASY male Mourning Warbler was the hit of the day.

Baltimore Orioles Galore! Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Baltimore Orioles Galore!
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

The BTC students visited the BBRR raptor banding blind and although there were no hawks flying for Dan Niven to catch, he carefully explained all about the raptor banding operation.

We had another visit from Quinn Deutschlander.   Jenna entered data and also gave a presentation to the BTC students on her research.

Ryan Kayhart (BIC) and Betsy Brooks