Cold and grey morning. Did a late start, early close and frequent net runs. Banded just 21 birds, but we did get an American Kestrel, perhaps the only one ever netted at the station. (I looked back at the old records and there were a bunch banded in the early 90's, but the notes suggest they were not actually at the station but at different locations around Adams County.) Anyway, he was quite elegant! Here's the breakdown:
This is our last week; we plan to be open Wed-Sun, but that is weather permitting, and things are a little iffy for the next few days. Otherwise, opening about 7 a.m., closing around noon. We have school groups Wed-Fri, arriving about 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday we are open with no groups scheduled, so if you haven't made it out this season, that would be a good time!
Meredith McBurney Bander Barr Lake Station Bird Conservancy of the Rockies