Thursday April 20, 2017:  62 birds of 11 species, 26 recaps.  New species:  Brown-headed Cowbird.  Bird of the Day was Ruby-crowned Kinglet with 28 new bands.  John Waud was back in the saddle as our fearless BIC today, and he was joined by Gayle, Doug, Jim, and Ryan.  We were lucky enough to have enough Myrtle Warblers to compare ages and sexes, and we were thrilled with the Brown Thrasher which – although they sing incessantly from the bushes – rarely get caught.  Andrea worked with students from SUNY Buffalo on taking digital measurements of birds tarsi and bill, and we think we have the procedure worked out well enough to be used this summer in a field project involving nestling Purple Martins.