Having said that we weren't sure what to expect for this mornings banding program at Ritter Farm Park in Lakeville, MN. Well, the numbers don't sound impressive but we had fun handling birds that are not an every day capture.
We had 9 birds of 8 species. The only species we caught 2 of was Common Yellowthroat. One male and one female. Everything else was a single but fun none the less.
This Bluejay was unexpected only because jays are smart enough to avoid our nets. When we do catch one it tends to be a youngster who will know better the next time.
Other species caught were American Robin, Gray Catbird, Baltimore Oriole and Red-winged Blackbird (female).
I'm not sure what the next week or so hold for migration activity but keep looking because you never know what might show up.