The wind at the station today was not ideal for mist netting, so I had to close most of the nets by mid morning. I banded 32 birds of 6 species. I also had 6 recaptured birds from yesterday, which is more than usual. My personal favorite bird of the day was a Red-breasted Nuthatch, the second of the season.
Here's the summary of newly banded birds for the day: Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 4 Wilson's Warbler: 20 Red-breasted Nuthatch: 1 Hermit Thrush: 4 Gray Catbird: 2 Spotted Towhee: 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