Monday April 17, 2017: 87 new birds were banded of which 59 were Black-capped Chickadees. There were 44 recaps, and 11 species banded. 2 new species for the season list were added: Brown Thrasher and Fox Sparrow.
30 nets were up except #90 which is still under repair. Trails were wet and somewhat muddy but nothing that a pair of old sneakers couldn’t handle. The marsh marigolds have spread to more than a dozen plants and are just beginning to bloom.
Two families came to visit, and one researcher from England worked with Andrea on a project measuring the tarsus of several species.
Marian Klik, BIC