Blustery conditions made it tough to band today. We started off the morning with all of the nets open, but almost immediately had to close a few because the wind was too strong. Every net round a couple more nets were closed and I finally decided to shut down all of the nets at 10:30am.
We banded 35 new birds and 9 recaptures of 14 different species. Today brought us our first Song Sparrows of the fall with 2 banded. We also banded our 2nd Gray-cheeked Thrush and Marsh Wren of the fall.
|Song Sparrow (hatch-year, unknown sex)|
|Swamp Sparrow (after hatch-year, sex unknown)|
|Marsh Wren (after hatch-year, sex unknown)|