At least we had some good company on this chilly morning. The birds decided to sleep in as maybe we should have. Only two birds were captured today and both were recaptures.
Fortunately our guests, Roy and Andy Thatcher, were there to see both of them. Seems whenever we have visiting ringers from the UK the birds stay out of the nets. We did share a lot of laughs and enjoyed the morning sharing stories.
Here, Roy checks out the House Wren before releasing it back to the woods.
This Wren was a recapture and was caught right before dawn.
A bit later we recaptured a Gray Catbird. This bird was banded a few weeks ago and has been caught again the past two weeks. Must like us.
Charles brought his granddaughter, Anissa, out and she had a chance to pose with our Catbird.
Maria brought out her family. Some folks would definitely rather still be in bed!
Or maybe just somewhere warmer...
Next week will try an new experiment and show up later in the morning so the bugs have a chance to wake up and then hopefully we will have more birds flying around until noon. Take note of the new start time.
Next Banding Day: Sunday, December 6th.
We will open nets by 8:30 A.M.