April 9th – Quality if not Quantity.

Today was a day for long johns, down vests and a woolly toque. The temperature was a chilly + 1C at dawn…thankfully still on the “plus” side of the scale, so I did not have to deal with frozen nets!

Ruby-crowned Kinglets made an appearance today, a first for the season. I had a lovely male Yellow-rumped Warbler, and a beautiful female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. So although the wind billowed the nets and reduced the catch rate, I did manage some lovely birds for my efforts.

Banded 7:
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 American Robin
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 House Finch
1 American Goldfinch

Retrapped 10:
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 American Robin
1 American Tree Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Red-Winged Blackbird
2 House Finches
1 American Goldfinch


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