Friday October 23, 2015.  154 new bands, 9 recaps.  New species Pine Siskin.

The day started cold enough for us to count our layers, with Alice coming in first place!  We had three people to open nets until Andrea showed up.  So the four of us opened a;ll nets, figuring all would be the usual with numbers that were manageable.  The net checks brought in enough to keep Claire and me busy banding.  Andrea was plugging away at that relentless paperwork.

At hour 4, the phone rang and as Andrea started to answer it, the words out of her mouth were “oh … it is probably Marilyn saying there are a lot of Pine Siskins”  laughing.  But I could hear through the phone “bring all the bags you have to the back aerials!”  So we ran, walked as fast as we could, and came in with about 100 birds.  The winner of the net check and the day was Pine Siskin at 93 banded!  Thank goodness Andrea dropped by to do paperwork!

Just Another Pine Siskin!

Just Another Pine Siskin!

Peggy Keller – BIC