Last Friday I headed to a friend's house in Wisconsin and had a busy morning. I banded 35 birds including Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker and White-throated Sparrow.
I also had 2 retraps. 1 four year old chickadee and a five year old Hairy Woodpecker!
Below is a list of all the species we handled that day:
American Tree Sparrow
We are trying to continue banding for as long as is reasonable. It looks like this weekend Sunday might give us a chance to get out but it is hard to know what might still be around. We remind each other that zero is still a valid data point but not as much fun as a flock of sparrows.
Check back next week to see if I was able to get out. Otherwise keep looking up!