Things were pretty busy at the banding station around 8 am, and then activity decreased. I was excited to band the season's second Blue Jay. Other than that I had the typical species. The totals for the day were 37 new birds of 11 species. Including recaps, I caught 50 birds of 13 species.
Here's the summary of newly banded birds for the day: Wilson's Warbler: 11 Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 9 Orange-crowned Warbler: 1 Chipping Sparrow: 2 Dusky Flycatcher: 1 Dark-eyed Junco: 5 (3 Oregon, 2 Pink-sided) Hermit Thrush: 4 Western Tanager: 1 Gray Catbird: 1 Blue Jay: 1 Brown Thrasher: 1
You are welcome to visit the banding station. The last day of the season is next Friday, October 5th. Next week I'll be opening nets at 7:00 and banding until 12:00 weather permitting.
Kim Geissler Bander Chico Basin Ranch Station Bird Conservancy of the Rockies