Saturday July 12, 2014  26 new and 13 retraps

Henry and Becky got the Station ready. Shortly after Mr. Olsen and I arrived we set up nets with Henry. The nets were open at sunrise on a nice Sunny morning.

We also had help from Lisa and Ethan for the day.   Becky’s friends from Texas joined us once again. And they brought homemade breakfast bake and Dunkin Donuts.  Becky brought her famous chocolate cookies and she made Almond butter Cookies.

Bird of the day Song Sparrow with 6 banded and we also had 4 brown thrashers.

Becky banded a couple of birds to get on the score board for top bander.

But the highlight was a Dead Creek first – a female Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Chestnut-sided Warbler Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Female Chestnut-sided Warbler
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

It  looks like it will be the bird of the year. Also we had two more Ovenbirds and a Veery which is new for the season.

 

Ryan Kayhart