Sunday, August 17:  24 new birds of 13 species, 15 recaps.  New species:  Ruby-throated Hummingbird.Bird of the day:  a tie between Gray Catbird and Northern Waterthrush!  20 species detected on the study site.

We had a skeleton crew this morning, but the two veteran volunteers were enough on this very slow day.   Since Erin was on hand, we were able to band any hummingbirds in our nets and today we were lucky enough to catch two of them – both older females.  Other highlights included four Waterthrushes and two Eastern Phoebes.

Hatch Year Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Hatch Year Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

This photo is not one of today’s birds, but it’s so gorgeous it bears sharing again!