Daily report – Tuesday, 9/6

More greetings! The winds laid down a bit by nightfall but stayed NE and a bit stronger than our birds generally like to fly on. How does one make a fascinating report with 4 new birds and 2 retraps as the only occupants of our nets?? We didn’t open until 9:00 A.M. because of rain and fog. And my DTD people did get to practice setting up nets and bird holds. The bird of the day was the very white bellied Great Cormorant dwarfing all the other inhabitants of Babb’s Rock. In the nets, the pictured bird confused most of the crew. Andy & Jan continued this season’s data entry and the DTD’ers have been unfailingly gracious about our number of birds. We hope you do not have to be as creative about your use of time as we are. But, we got to give great cheers to Andy and Mike Rosen for their mutual birthday!! The carrot cake (with candles) was delicious! And cheers reproduce automatically. So Andy, David, Jan, & Betsy, Kathy, & Susan send cheers to spare!!

Learning opportunity #1: setting up and taking down nets
Learning opportunity #1: setting up and taking down nets
Learning opportunity #2: holds
Learning opportunity #2: Susan practices holds
Learning opportunity #3: releasing
Learning opportunity #3: Betsy practices releasing

Banding list for September 6, 2016

Species Code Number
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher YBFL 1
Northern Waterthrush NOWA 1
American Redstart AMRE 1
Yellow Warbler YEWA 1
Total banded: 4
Previously banded**Number