I would say the best bird today aside from the 4 Winter Wrens (2 recaptures) we captured today was the male Tree Swallow. Such a beautiful bird!
In five and one half hours 50 new birds were captured with an additional 30 recaptures. There were still a couple Fox Sparrows and Golden-crowned Kinglets hanging around. It won’t be much longer and they will be out of here! We don’t catch many American Goldfinches along the lake but it is a pleasant surprise when we do. They often fly over but do not come down to the ground. I noticed the attractive undertail pattern of this male today. It was a second-year bird but sure had a lot of white on its tail. standstill
Hermit Thrush – 12
Myrtle Warbler – 7
White-throated Sparrow – 4
Song Sparrow – 4
Tomorrow will be a good day—winds to turn to the SW tonight. Enjoy!