Friday June 5, 2015:  52 new birds of 21 species; 7 recaps.  Bird of the day was Traill’s Flycatcher with 13 new bands, followed by Swainson’s Thrush with 5 new bands.  We had a nice, lazy morning with fine weather and a good crew.  Alice and Marilyn did most of the net-picking, while Pat L. and BTC student Julia did most of the banding.  Tom and Rick provided support in both places, while Judy scribed.

The birds were of the expected mix today, although a female Blackburnian Warbler, a female Red-winged Blackbird, two Field Sparrows, and two Great-crested Flycatchers were cause for excitement.  It doesn’t happen very often that we band as many Great-crested Flycatchers as we do Gray Catbirds, but it happened today!  We banded two of each.  It’s worth noting the late-season species diversity today.  Out of the 21 species banded, we banded only one or two birds of 15 species.