Tuesday September 21, 2015.  71 new bands of 20 species; 23 retraps.

We banded 29 warblers of eight species, but a handsome Yellow-billed Cuckoo was the treat of the day!

The students in our Bander Training Class began banding and taking all the measurements on birds.

A sharp-eyed student spotted a small brown bat roosting (hanging from a Red Ossier branch along one of our trails). The bat remained asleep all day, and the student went back in the evening to watch it slowly awake and finally take off.

Roosting Bat Photo by Mary Grace

Roosting Bat
Photo by Mary Grace

Ryan Kayhart – BIC