The winds died down, we saw a beautiful sunrise, and then were immersed in birds for the day.
The banded report will show that the banding station was quite busy from dawn to dusk. Again, with good teamwork, 169 birds were banded. We can only imagine how many more birds would have been banded with more help. The nets were shut down for a spell until we got caught up with banding. Therefore, this report is mainly pictures contributed by all:
2) Bill Clark and Katherine Carbeck just after sunrise.
3) Rose-breasted Grosbeak biting on an apple slice instead of Peg’s finger – thanks to Mara Weisenberger, bander at the San Andres NWR in NM, for that great tip!
4) An Orchard Oriole (SY-M) – Katherine brought in this nice surprise.
5) A stunning Scarlet Tanager feeding right outside the Grass Lab.
6) The Gull Banding crew busy working.
Greetings from a tired crew,
Peg, Liz, Katherine and Bill