A very pleasant day of banding, with numbers similar to yesterday - 21 banded and 4 returns from prior years. Several first of year species. My favorite of the morning was a Scrub-Jay, an unusual catch and a real personality. Here's the breakdown:
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay 1 House Wren 6 Orange-crowned Warbler 2 Yellow Warbler 5 new, 1 oldster (banded as an adult in 2014) and 1 banded in 2017 Northern Waterthrush 1 FOS MacGillivray's Warbler 1 FOS Common Yellowthroat 2 Wilson's Warbler 1 FOS Yellow-breasted Chat 1, banded 2016 Spotted Towhee 1, banded 2017 Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Red-winged Blackbird 1
Come visit! But a reminder - we are CLOSED for 3 days (5/10-5/12). We will be back in business on Sun, 5/13, when Audubon Society of Greater Denver will hold its annual Mother's Day brunch and fundraiser. (I believe it is sold out, but contact ASGD for more information.) Station will then be open daily, weather permitting, through the end of May, except for Memorial day.
Meredith McBurney Bander Chatfield Banding Station Bird Conservancy of the Rockies 303-349-0245