Tuesday May 9, 2017:  63 new birds of 17 species, 22 recaps.  New species:  American Redstart and Eastern White-crowned Sparrow.  Bird of the day is still Ruby-crowned Kinglet, with 31 new bands..

The muddy trails are slowly drying, and the sun put in an appearance mid-morning.  Overall, things are looking up and the birds agree!  We saw 7 species of warbler, including Ovenbird, Black-and-White, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Yellow, Black-throated Blue, and Yellow-rumped.  We’re still waiting for the warblers in big numbers, but every one we see is a welcome promise of things to come.  Stay tuned . . . they’re on their way!