Saturday June 14, 2014
It was a very small crew with Henry and Brendan setting up nets and getting the banding tools ready for the day. It’s the smallest crew we ever had at Dead Creek. It was cloudy for most of the morning until almost closing time. Henry picked and scribed while Brendan and I banded and picked.
Ryan got on the scoreboard for top bander. We banded 17 birds which is like our second slowest MAPS period. Our slowest was July 31,2009 when we had just 11 new birds and 23 retraps reprocessed.
Bird of the day was Song Sparrow with 6 banded.
Only one Catbird was banded after the previous MAPS period we had 10 banded! Brendan’s son Quinn helped out some by releasing the birds. The highlight was our second Red-eyed Vireo in the 8 years we have been at Dead Creek. The last was one was banded June 17,2007 our first year at DCBO.
Missing in action Rodney Olsen, Lisa Sausville, Ethan Sausville, Warren King, Claire Trombley, Becky Trombley and her famous Chocolate chip cookies!