Another busy day, spent with the CSU Birding Club and lots of old birder friends - great to see everyone! Several birders relocated the Great Crested Flycatcher that we banded yesterday.
Banded 56 new birds, including a Field Sparrow, which is a station rarity. Also recaught 32 birds banded earlier, most from the last few days, but also a House Wren that we caught on what must have been one of its first days out of the nest on August 28. He still is molting body feathers. Here's the breakdown of the new birds:
Remember we are closed tomorrow/Monday. Back in business for our final week on Tuesday, weather permitting. We are opening nets at 7:00 and should have birds back at the station by about 7:30. We will close most days by about 11:30. School groups arrive most weekdays at about 9:30. The best time to visit (fewest people, most birds) is before 9:30 weekdays and Sundays.
Meredith McBurney Bander Barr Lake Station Bird Conservancy of the Rockies