Monday August 25, 2014  14 new birds, 9 species, 6 recaps (all Gray Catbirds!)

A beautiful day at the station for Peggy, Marian, Terry and Willie.  A grandmother and grandson were guests for a couple of hours.  The birds however, decided that the south wind was not good for migration.

A little female Ruby-throated hummingbird was particularly infatuated with the nets in the swamp area and we captured her 4 times even if we let her go out away from the nets.

A Swainson’s Thrush with one tail feather seemed to be molting every single feather on its body to the point you would think it would not be able to fly.  After release, it took off like a rocket.  Goes to show what we know.

Marian Klik