Friday May 30, 2014.  38 new of 16 species; 17 retraps.  New species House Sparrow (!).   Birds of the day were Magnolia Warbler with 8 banded and American Redstart with 6 banded.

It was the final Friday of the season and the numbers were low with winds from the wrong direction.

Ryan left for his home in Vermont in the early part of the morning, but the only Ruby-throated Hummingbird we captured was a retrap banded by Ryan earlier in the season.

Pat Lovallo brought some new mats for the banding tables and we experimented to see whether her gray mats were better color-wise for studying molt patterns than our usual royal blue mats.

The last net check of the day yielded one new species for the season … an adult male House Sparrow.

Betsy Brooks (BIC)