Friday October 31, 2014:  22 new birds of 9 species; 6 recaps.  No new species.  Bird of the day is White-throated Sparrow with six new bands.  We thought today might be a good day because of the overnight northwest winds, but the birds leaving the north shore of Lake Ontario at dusk appeared to overshoot Rochester, continuing to at least the Pennsylvania border before a storm system dampened migration.  Nevertheless we banded a handful of late migrants today including a Field Sparrow – the first one since the 19th of October.  A trio of White-breasted Nuthatches was captured in the 90-aerial nets (panels 5, 6 and 7) all on the same net run.

Three White-breasted Nuthatches.  The end birds are both males, and the center bird is a female.

Three White-breasted Nuthatches. The end birds are both males, and the center bird is a female.

The radar worsened throughout the morning, prompting us to close the nets early.