The second session of MAPS banding took place this morning. Under a near full moon surrounded by a corona (no, not the beer) the morning started somewhat chilly with the temperature at opening recorded as 8C. There was very little movement for the first couple of net runs but once the temperatures warmed up a few birds and scads of mosquitoes made their appearances.
A proud family group consisting of a male and female RBGR made an appearance in one of the nets along with their bouncing baby Brown-headed Cowbird.... and the first fledged Song Sparrow was also banded.
Banded 13: AMGO, YWAR 2, REVI 2, SOSP, GRCA 2, RBGR 2, BHCO, BAOR, AMRO
Retrapped 12: GRCA 3, BHCO, YWAR 3, RBGR, SOSP, REVI, AMRO, COYE