Nice to see the sun again, although it means fewer birds around. I hope it also means the birds can begin to recover from the impact of the recent storms and cold weather. We caught 33 new birds today:
Northern Flicker, Red-shafted 1 (FOS) Western Wood-pewee 1 Willow Flycatcher 1 Dusky Flycatcher 2 Warbling Vireo 1 new, 1 banded 2016 House Wren 1 Swainson's Thrush 8 Cedar Waxwing 1 new, 1 banded 2018 (first time we've ever recaught a CEDW from a prior season) Yellow Warbler 5 new, 1 banded 2016 MacGillivray's Warbler 1 Common Yellowthroat 1 Wilson's Warbler 2 Yellow-breasted Chat 1 Western Tanager 1 Green-tailed Towhee 1 Lesser Goldfinch 2
Tomorrow is our last day; we will take down the station after banding, my guess is we will start take-down about 11 a.m.
Meredith McBurney Bander Bird Conservancy of the Rockies