Another sunny day but not quite as hot. The morning was, as typical, the most active in the net lanes and very quiet from noontime on. Two more species were sighted up at Crystal “Puddle” – a Green Heron and two Rusty Blackbirds. One of the attached photos has a RUBL behind the GRHE.
We got to ooh and ahh over a Yellow-breasted Chat in the morning. The Crystal Lake net was taken down for the season. Very few birds all afternoon and then the dinnertime curse; on the 6 p.m. round, a return Gray Catbird came in for color bands.
We banded 22 birds, had 4 recaptures, and 1 return.
Quiet greetings from Peg, Susan, Martha and Kiah