For the day we caught 208 new banded birds including 27 recaptures with highlights of a Scarlet Tanager female, Prothonotary Warbler, and two more Sharp-shinned Hawks. Nine Sharp-shinned Hawks have made a record catch for the history of the project. Twenty-six species were banded today including 13 species of warblers.
Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler - 100
Western Palm Warbler - 39
Yellow Warbler - 12
Gray Catbird - 9
Red-winged Blackbird - 8
White-throated Sparrow!!!** - 6
Ovenbird - 6
*** Of course we had some White-throated Sparrow recaptures!!! Their song is pretty but those little beaks still bite. However, most of the males are up north so there is little singing going on around here.