I finally got a chance to spend the whole morning with Scott, Linda, and Emily at the bird banding demonstrations this morning. (Don was at a wedding, so I made the Rhubarb cobbler again… Apple next week, since Don doesn’t like rhubarb.) The weather started warm(ish), but got cooler and windier with each passing hour. We ended up closing the nets a little early when the wind was rather strong.
We had more birds than we expected… (I don’t have pictures of all of them)
- White-throated Sparrow
- American Robin (no picture)
- Gray Catbird (4 of those!)
- Northern Waterthrush
- Black-capped Chickadee – this was a recapture… It was banded on May 2, 2009. We caught it twice this morning in two different nets. (no picture)
- Northern Cardinal Female – we banded her, then she flew back into the same net later in the morning.
- Eastern Phoebe (no picture)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler
- House Wren – recapture – originally banded on 4/26/2008 (no picture)
- Chipping Sparrow
- Song Sparrow (no picture)
There are still two more weeks to enjoy watching the scientists at work! Come Saturday, May 15 and 22 to the picnic pavilion at Audubon! 7am-11am