Monday Sept 7, 2015:  17 new birds of 8 species; 5 recaps.  Bird of the day was Blackpoll Warbler with 6 new bands.  The oppressive heat and unrelenting sun forced an early closure today.  The breeze did little to moderate the 85+ degree temperatures, and with no cloud cover we figured the birds were probably as miserable as we were.  We were a little short-staffed to make 15 minute net-checks, so we elected to close an hour early.  Most birds came within an hour of sunrise, and there was little activity afterwards.  There was a neat “flock” of dragonflies over the field at dawn hawking for mosquitos, but they disappeared shortly afterward.  A brief kettle of Red-tailed Hawks gave us something to look at, but they quickly disappeared as well.  The star bird today was probably an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  Not quite as stunning as when he was in his full summer suit, he was nevertheless a nice break from all the little yellow birds.