MAPS Visit Seven, July 30, 2007
The 2007 MAPS season ended with our last visit yesterday. Conditions were fairly cool to start and became hot and humid by net closure at noon. Overall, it was a great way to end the season as the site was very active with an excellent variety of species. The nets were comparatively quiet, although we did manage to capture 46 birds, one of the busier visits of the season. A Green Heron foraging in the stream, and numerous young warblers (Yellow, Mourning, Common Yellowthroat, Redstart) were noteworthy. Net 10 (more of an interior forest location) was buzzing with activity all morning, which is likely a result of the dense, fruit-bearing honeysuckle shrubs found there.
Thanks are due to Seabrooke Leckie (visits 1-5) and Chris Dunn (visits 6-7) for their indispensable assistance this summer!