Our first day open was busier than I expected given the southerly flow and the very warm temperatures (84 degrees with no breeze in the afternoon). We had a total of 37 birds banded, with top honors going to Red-breasted Nuthatches (14 banded). A Mourning Warbler and very young robin with lots of spots were our more unusual birds in the net. The full list is below.
There were 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons and a Great Blue Heron in the swimming pool, a smattering of shorebirds, and a tree with 6 Baltimore Orioles for interesting sightings.
Island greetings from,
Becky, Peg, and Kiah