Monday, April 24 2017:  84 new birds of 10 species, 22 recaps.  No new species.  Bird of the day was Black-capped Chickadee with 49 new bands.

An absolutely beautiful day at the lake today yielded 84 new birds and 22 recaptures. It was another banner day for the Black-capped Chickadees making 49 of the 84 new captures. A few Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned kinglets are still making a showing. Several Sharp-shinned hawks were seen in the area but sadly none made our nets. The marsh marigolds as well as a patch of what I believer are trout lilies are making our muddy walkways interesting. The trees are in full flower and everything is just waking up. — Marian Klik