April 8 - 14

This week was the start of a typical early spring movement. With Sunday having south winds, bird numbers increased with a total of 41 birds for the day.
As weather usually does it changed back to north winds and strengthened on Monday and Tuesday closing down the banding operation.
We managed to band the rest of the week, with average numbers seen.
We were re-trapping a lot of the "migrant" species, indicating they were not moving out at night. They were feeding up, and most re-trap weights were up from the initial capture weights.
After this strong front moves through we are expecting a good push of birds....

TOTALS week of April 8 - 14

Eastern phoebe                      15
Golden-crowned kinglet           26
Ruby-crowned kinglet               2 
Winter wren                             3
Brown creeper                         9
American robin                        4
Hermit thrush                         10
Fox sparrow                           6
Song sparrow                        11
Field sparrow                          1
Swamp sparrow                      2
Savannah sparrow                   1
American tree sparrow           11
Slate-colored junco                11
American goldfinch                  1
Western palm warbler              1
Myrtle warbler                         1
 Red-winged blackbird             3
Brown-headed cowbird            5

TOTAL species   19   TOTAL  birds  124

Photo courtesy of Sara Stratton