The caged feeders for the Painted Bunitngs appear to be working. We banded 4 green (can't tell female or first-year male) Painted Buntings today. Some were still loaded with fat and may move on and others were empty. It will be interesting to have observations to see how long each individual stays.
We also banded another Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush. This one had more data that supports Bicknell's but the wing chord was in the overlap range. We will have to get more information so for now it is one of the two in the overlap range.
We also banded/recaptured 2 Black-throated Blue Warblers, 2 Ovenbirds, 1 Gray Catbird, and 1 Common Yellowthroat.
Next banding: Tuesday, November 3. Nets open at 6 am - remember time change!