Well, it was suppose to be a good day.
Fog was reported to be in but clearing by 7 AM. Nope. Was hard and heavy all morning. Was suppose to be clear and sunny all morning. Nope. Skies never cleared all day. Thanks, forecasters! We pulled up stakes by 8:30 as clouds remained and began misting all morning.
We did manage to recapture a male Ruby-crowned Kinglet we banded a few weeks ago.
It was next to an Eastern Phoebe in the same net (16) just a few inches away. Probably chasing the same bugs at the same time.
Other than that, we got a new Northern Cardinal but the weather turned for the worst soon afterwards.
We will hope for a better start for the New Year. In fact, we will be back out the 2nd of January as we take a break for next week. We had a good Fall, the best ever in the past few years, so hopefully we can get some great birds in 2011.
Next Banding Day: Sunday, January 2nd.
All nets will be opened by 6:45 A.M.