The wind was a bit of a limiting factor today, but there was a steady pace of birds. I banded more Wilson's Warbler than I did on Saturday, and I caught the season's second Ovenbird. The total was 52 birds banded of 11 species. I also had 5 recaps, including a Song Sparrow that was banded before this season.
Here's the summary of newly banded birds for the day: Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 3 Wilson's Warbler: 29 Orange-crowned Warbler: 7 Audubon's Warbler: 4 House Wren: 1 Ovenbird: 1 Lincoln's Sparrow: 3 Song Sparrow: 1 Gambel's White-crowned Sparrow: 1 Blue Grosbeak: 1 American Robin: 1
You are welcome to visit the banding station. I'll be banding through the first week of October and nets will be open 6 days a week (Monday through Saturday). This week I'm opening nets at 6:50 and banding until 11:50 weather permitting.
Kim Geissler Bander Chico Basin Ranch Station Bird Conservancy of the Rockies