Sunday was a relatively unbusy but quite interesting day. Had a Rock Wren and House Wren in hand at the same time for nice comparison photos. Then puzzled for awhile to identify a hatch year Savannah Sparrow (only the second ever caught here, the other being in 1991!). Ended the day with the FOS Yellow-rumped Warbler. Here's the full breakdown of the 36 new birds:
Western Wood-pewee 1 Black-capped Chickadee 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Rock Wren 1 House Wren 2 Gray Catbird 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon's 1 Common Yellowthroat 1 Wilson's Warbler 24 Savannah Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 1
We are open 6 days per week, Tuesday-Sunday, weather permitting, through October 13. We are opening nets at 6:40 and should have birds back at the station by 7:20. We will close nets most days at 11:40, although we will likely close earlier some days as long as this heat continues. School groups arrive most weekdays at about 9:30, but this Tuesday the ornithology class from UNC will be at the station from 8:15 until 11. 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