A cool, clear, and windy day. Although a few new migrants had arrived during the night (mostly RCKI and WTSP), it was pretty quiet. A pair of seasonal firsts: CATE – flying low upriver into the teeth of the wind, and HETH.
First dragonfly of the season too. I didn’t get a good look at it but it was possibly a Green Darner.
Banded 18: BRCR, RCKI 2, AMGO 3, BCCH 2, FISP, SCJU 2, CHSP 3, TRES 2, WTSP 2
Retrapped 6: AMGO 2, BHCO, SOSP 2, DOWO
Except for a bit of a breeze out of the NE, a nice day at Selkirk. The mud of earlier this week is drying fast. Cracks are starting to develop in the drying mud. As is often the case, nice weather equals poor banding days at Selkirk–today was no exception. A couple of new birds banded today for the spring, a RBNU and a EUST. Neither species were banded in the spring of ’05. Starlings for some unknown reason are rather rarely caught at Selkirk. Today’s bird is only the 10th in 11 years of banding at Selkirk.
Banded: MODO 1, RBNU 1, BRCR 1, GCKI 2, EUST 1, NOCA 1, SCJU 2 = 9