Thursday August 25, 2016.  23 new birds of 11 species, 17 recaps.  New species:  Blackpoll Warbler.  Birds of the day were Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos, with five new bands each.

It was a fairly quiet morning, and the birds came in small pulses rather than consistently throughout the morning.  We had our first Blackpoll Warbler of the season, and she was the only new bird captured today that we can be certain was a migrant.  All of the other new birds belong to species which do or could breed in the area (although it’s likely that most of the individuals we captured didn’t in fact breed onsite).  Vireos made a strong appearance today – most were young birds on their first migratory journey.