Today's catch included 127 newly banded birds and 63 recaptures. The Hermit Thrushes have been sticking around and for some reason they had little fat reserves today. We caught 34 different banded Hermit Thrushes (recaptures) and banded 34 new ones. There were quite a few Rusty Blackbirds in the marsh today and we ended the day with capturing 4 to band.
White-throated Sparrow -36
Hermit Thrush - 34
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 11
Brown Creeper - 7
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 6
Purple Finch - 5
Eighteen species of newly banded birds for the day. We have not seen the kinglets yet in the marsh. They are around the marsh region but not near the Navarre point where the banding station is located.
Six sparrows captured (Swamp, Lincoln, Field, White-crowned, White-throated, and Song) and another three ( Slate-colored Junco, Fox Sparrow, Eastern Towhee) seen on the area.
Tomorrow according to the weather will be more recaptures and similar species.