The 2012 fall banding season only has 6 days left and it has been really slow as of late. Hopefully, the recent cold front that has moved across the Midwest and Northeast will force some birds south and we will finish strong.
Today we only banded 20 new birds along with 13 recaptures of 7 different species. The highlight of the day was a Palm Warbler, a species that we haven't banded in two weeks. Palm Warblers are present in small numbers during late fall and winter so it is not that unexpected to have captured one today.