Sunday September 20, 2015:  45 new birds of 19 species, 20 recaps.  New species:  Lincoln’s Sparrow.  Bird of the day was White-throat Sparrow with 10 new bands.  It was a lovely morning at BBBO after yesterday’s rain.  The air was crisp and clear, and there was just enough sun to keep the temperatures pleasant.  The alphabet trail was set up today, and yielded its first birds.  We were lucky enough to capture a Scarlet Tanager and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, as well as another Yellow-shafted Flicker.  What would have been the first Ruby-crowned Kinglet of the season escaped out of the net before we were able to pick it.

Six students started the Bander Training Class today!  Most had no net picking experience, but they all learned quickly and did very well taking their first birds out of the nets.  In the afternoon we learned about permits and certifications, and how to set up a banding station.