We banded on Monday and Tuesday this week. Both days kept us running. We banded 13 on Monday and 9 on Tuesday. Tuesday also had many recaptures due to heavy rain yesterday that likely kept birds from flying on last night. In addition they may have remained just in order to eat to build up more fat stores. Some birds were well stocked while others had virtually no fat on board.
Monday we caught a lot of Ovenbirds (6) and Black-throated Blue Warblers (4). Most of the Ovenbirds were adults. This Black-throated Blue Warbler was born this summer. We tell this by the few white feathers still showing in the black throat.