The rain started around 5:45am and the radar showed no sign of clearing for several hours so we all went back to bed. But I continued to monitor the radar and the rain cleared out around 10:30am so I decided to give it another try. The wind was much much stronger than the weather websites claimed but we were able to open a handful of nets for an hour and a half before it got too gusty to band birds safely.
We banded 11 new birds and had 4 recaptures of 4 different species.
1 Hermit Thrush
10 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2 Carolina Chickadee
2 Gray Catbird (1 originally banded on 11/08/2010)