Friday April 22, 2016:  93 new birds of 18 species, 9 recaps.  New species:  Blue Jay, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Brown Thrasher, Western Palm Warbler.  Bird of the day was Ruby-crowned Kinglet with 43 new bands.

It was steady throughout the first half of the morning, with no big rushes like we’ve seen the rest of the week.  We tallied our fourth warbler species of the season – the Western Palm Warbler, and we were grateful to catch two of the many Brown Thrashers that were singing from the trees as we opened.  The Eastern Towhees eluded us once again, but we were mollified by the first two blue birds of the season – a handsome older Blue Jay and a male Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

The weather may not be as cooperative the next several days, but sometimes bad weather brings good birds.  Stop by this weekend and check us out!