Bird activity was relatively slow today. I caught the first two Northern Flickers of the season. One was a Yellow-shafted male and the other was a Red-shafted female. The totals were 30 birds banded of 9 species, plus 5 recaps from earlier in the season.
Here's the summary of newly banded birds for the day: Wilson's Warbler: 11 Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 5 Lincoln's Sparrow: 1 Hermit Thrush: 4 Song Sparrow: 4 Western Tanager: 1 Gambel's White-crowned Sparrow: 1 Northern Flicker: 2 Brown Thrasher: 1
You are welcome to visit the banding station. The last day of the season is Friday, October 5th. This week I'm opening nets at 7:00 and banding until 12:00 weather permitting.
Kim Geissler Bander Chico Basin Ranch Bird Conservancy of the Rockies