Slowest day......well....maybe not ever, but pretty close! We banded a total of 13 birds, 3 of which we caught twice. Then we had 10 recaps (birds we had banded sometime earlier this season). No apparent reason; just not much around. Here's the breakdown on the 13 new birds:
House Wren 2 Common Yellowthroat 1 Wilson's Warbler 9 Green-tailed Towhee 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 are closing earlier as needed due to the heat. 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