Great Start to the Spring Banding Season

This morning we had a very fast start to the season ūüôā At one point, we had 11 birds at one time. ¬†One net had a nice male/female pair of Black & White warblers and another had 2 Painted Buntings in it! ¬†Other highlights included 2 Swainson’s Warblers, a female Yellow-rumped Warbler and 2 Common Yellowthroats.

We had a nice variety of visitors throughout the morning and some, graciously, stayed until the end to help us take everything down.  Hopefully, this bodes well for the rest of the season:)

Banding Total:
Painted Bunting                     3
Common Yellow-throat        3
Black & White Warbler        3
Yellow-rumped Warbler      1
Swainson’s Warbler ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†2
Gray Catbird                           7
Carolina Wren                        2
N. Cardinal                              3
Tufted Titmouse                     1

Total Individuals:                 25
Total Species:                           9
New Captures:                       19
Recaptures:                              6


Who am I?

Feisty black & white warbler


This is my kind of “laundry”!

Nice, subtle Swainson’s Warbler!

Nice Painted Bunting (one of three captured).