April 17th – Wet and Windy

Wet and windy is the best way to describe this morning. It was raining when I got to the park but I waited a little while and it stopped so I just opened nets 1 and 2 (I figured I would get birds at the feeders that way) and put out some ground traps. It was so windy that I decided not to open any other nets. In between April showers I was able to band a handful of birds hanging around the feeders and checking out the ground traps.

Banded 12:
7 American Goldfinches
2 Field Sparrows
1 House Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Mourning Dove

Retrapped 17:5 American Goldfinches
5 Chipping Sparrows
1 Dark-eyed Junco
3 Song Sparrows
1 Eastern Tufted Titmouse
2 Mourning Doves

ET’s: 28 spp.


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