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.
Barr Lake Banding Station
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
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