April 7th – Storms!

It was a wild, wet, morning having the thunderstorm with the lightning bolts and claps of thunder surrounding Loretta and I as we scrambled to close!!
Loretta had started out on census and I was doing a net round while the sky to the west was black and the day was becoming darker. I was glad to have Loretta’s help and support today.

The nets were open for only a short time this morning.

Birds banded – 3
1 Chipping Sparrow (new for the year!)
2 Dark-eyed Juncos

Birds retrapped – 3
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Red-winged Blackbird**

Estimated Totals (ET’s) – 28 spp.

**The RWBL (ASY-M) was banded on 05/05/05. It was retrapped twice in the same month and year. Today, was the first time it has been retrapped since ’05.
Its plumage was beautiful!!


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