Another quiet day at Ruthven with very few migrants in evidence around the property. A hatch of mayfly must have begun during the night however as many were observed clinging to the river nets, and there were a moderate number of Tree, Barn, and Bank Swallows foraging over the water’s surface. The CHSW and a PUMA also joined the feeding frenzy.
A late COLO was observed by Jim heading west across the dawn sky and a surprising 2 COTE were observed heading downriver during census.
Banded 13: HOWR, YWAR 2, RBGR 2, INBU, SOSP, COGR 2, AMGO 4
Retrapped 15: MODO, DOWO 2, BLJA, WBNU, HOWR, YWAR 4, RBGR 2, SOSP, BAOR, AMGO
Today marked the official opening of the mansion for the summer season.
A bit of warbler calls at first light as well as the odd Wood Thrush. Sounded like an improvement over yesterday. First run was much better than Friday’s but then the shoe fell off. A steady movement of birds did move through the pines so by close down time,today was a copy of yesterday but with a bit of change in the variety. A fairly decent day actually.
Banded: HOWR 1, AMRO 1, CEDW 1, NAWA 7, YWAR 3. MAWA 12, MYWA 5, BTNW 2, OVEN 2, COYE 1, WIWA 1, INBU 1, SWSP 1, EWCS 1, BAOR 1, AMGO 1 =41
STD 2310 (3rd best spring so far)