Back at the banding station behind the power station is where all the work took place. Okay maybe not all of it, but it made my job much easier. One hundred sixty-one new banded birds and 67 recaptures. Yes, as you can guess when someone taking a bird out of the net says they have a banded bird to record, whoever is recording can guess it is a Blackpoll Warbler. However, the banded Mourning Warbler is still hanging around as well. It is well equipped with fat reserves. Maybe it is waiting for a northerly wind to help it go south.
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P.S. quiz bird answer is a Hatching Year White-crowned Sparrow with its brown and tan striped head. You see the similarities to the adult which has the flesh colored beak, and its stripes would be a crisp black and white. I call them Michigan football players because they look likeMichigan helmets with their dark and light stripes similar to a White-crowned Sparrow's head. I probably will upset any Michigan fans unless they too agree with me that the elegant crisp white and black head stripes of the White-crowned look like their favorite football helmets.
P.S.S. Many thanks to Mark, Keith, Tracy, Brenda, and Jay for all their help during the day. It was a longer than ususal day.