Cedar Waxwing Family banded! Photo by Kathy Habgood

Cedar Waxwing Family banded!
Photo by Kathy Habgood

Wednesday October 14, 2015.  89 new bands of 16 species; 37 retraps.  New species American Tree Sparrow.

There was a definite feel of winter today … with cold winds, muddy trails, an occasional spritz of chilly shower, and the first American Tree Sparrow of the fall.

Bird of the day was Ruby-crowned Kinglet, with 37 banded.  White-throated Sparrow was second highest with 17 banded, and Golden-crowned Kinglet was third with 14 banded.  A family of one adult and three recently fledged Cedar Waxwings was fun.

3 HY and 1 AHY Cedar Waxwing Family Photo by Kathy Habgood

3 HY and 1 AHY Cedar Waxwing Family
Photo by Kathy Habgood

Cindy Marino  and Peggy Keller BICs