Mourning Warbler Banded Today Photo by Marian Klik

Mourning Warbler Banded Today
Photo by Marian Klik


Monday, August 18, 2014 25 new birds; 9 recaps.

 We started out the day with nice weather, cool and dry.

A third grade teacher guest came in looking into an educational possibility for her class as well as a mother with two boys visiting from the Greece school district.

Terry and Willie hobbled in with a boot on one of their feet from injuries sustained at home and are restricted to scribing for us for several weeks. Andrea, Peggy and Marian ran the net lanes for birds.

The net lanes have been trimmed with a weed whacker but walking lanes are beginning to fill in.

All 32 nets were open for the six hours and birds came in steadily with lots of variety. The typical Gray Catbirds, Song sparrows, Yellow warblers and Black-capped Chickadees were there but a Downy woodpecker, Canada warbler, Northern Waterthrush and Mourning warbler made their welcome appearance.

We scrambled to coax a Green Heron in the driveway into a net but we were unsuccessful. We recorded data on nine recaps. Several others were recaptured and released because of the new release policy for hatch year birds.

Marian Klik