Tuesday June 2, 2015:  43 new birds of 16 species, 15 recaps.  Bird of the day was Red-eyed Vireo with 10 new bands, followed by Traill’s Flycatcher with 7 new bands.  We had a better-than-expected day, filled mostly with likely locally breeding birds.  We banded or recaptured several American Robins, Common Grackles, and Red-winged Blackbirds – all of which appeared to have been interested in the pickings on the soggy driveway as they were caught in the front six nets.  A few warblers lingered, including Wilson’s, Mourning, Blackpoll and Black-throated Blue, and they joined the local Yellow Warblers and American Redstarts.  We also reached a spring milestone today, banding our 4000th bird of the season.  We weren’t keeping track, but our datasheets suggest it was either a Red-eyed Vireo, American Redstart, Blackpoll Warbler, or Gray Catbird.

Thanks to the Tuesday crew for a good spring season – we’ll see you in the fall!