Never know what will happen......It was cool and foggy early this morning 
and we weren't catching much; we were debating whether the fog was becoming 
mist and whether closing was in order. Then things cleared a bit, and the 
next run was a good one - caught a Cassin's Vireo and a Blue-headed Vireo 
almost side by side.  We also had a Green-tailed Towhee and a Spotted 
Towhee at the same time, making for 2 great photo ops in one morning.  And 
a Nashville Warbler.  And our first two Catbirds of the season.  All in 
all, a great morning, with 37 new birds of 16 species, plus 2 Chickadees 
banded last year:

Cassin's Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1 (First and perhaps only of season)
Black-capped Chickadee 2, both banded in 2015
House Wren 3
Hermit Thrush 2
Gray Catbird 2 (FOS)
Orange-crowned Warbler 6
Nashville Warbler 1 (FIrst and likely only of season)
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon's 2
Townsend's Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 8
Green-tailed Towhee 2
Spotted Towhee 1 (FOS)
Chipping Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow, Gambel's 1

We are open 6 days each week, weather permitting, through October 16.We are 
closed every Monday in September, then October 4 and 12. We are opening 
nets at about 6:30 a.m. and we start closing between 11 a.m. and 12 noon. 
We will open later and/or close earlier if it is very hot, very cold, wet, 
windy, etc. There are school groups most weekday mornings, usually arriving 
around 9:30. Best times to visit, if you like lots of birds and fewer 
humans, are early mornings during the week and Sundays. 

Meredith McBurney
Barr Lake Banding Station
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies


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