July 6,2014  26 new and  15 retraps.

Henry and I arrived at Dead Creek at 4:46am to set up the station and then we went to open the nets. As we were going to open the nets Claire and Becky drove in  to the station! Becky brought her delicious muffins.   Claire and me did most of the banding.

Claire checking for fat on a Gray Catbird Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Claire checking body molt on a Gray Catbird
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Henry banded a bird to get added to the scoreboard for top bander!

Ryan has been top bander for the past two years. Who will it be this year?

Female Downy Woodpecker Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Female Downy Woodpecker
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Ryan seems to have the lead for now. But that could change. Bird of day was Gray Catbird with 6 banded. Becky’s friends from Texas came back and have coming back five years. Usually they come for two or three Maps sessions. This year they could make it four.

Ovenbird  Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Ovenbird
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Ryan Kayhart