I had the day off work Friday so I planted myself at the banding site and hoped I might have a day filled with White-throated Sparrows or Yellow-rumped Warblers. Those guys didn't show up but I did catch a species I had never handled before and I know now how to do a better job the next time. I walked up to one of my nets and there sat
Luckily it didn't have that good a grip on me and I was able to finish up the banding and get the bird on its way. What a cool bird to catch and it didn't come at the cost of some small passerine already caught in the net. No pile of feathers nearby.
I had another interesting catch but I tell that tale next time.