It was a very strange day with the numerous thunderstorms that rolled through! I wanted to get out and start setting up my two MAPS banding stations since next week will be the start of my banding. I have a ton of things to do to get them ready but since setting up the nets involve putting 10 foot poles into the ground, the thunderstorms will win me over in changing my plans. I did take the opportunity to organize all of the nets, bands, equipment, bird bags etc… which is what I normally do last (so the day wasn’t a total loss)! At least I am off for the holiday tomorrow to make up for what I didn’t do today.
Of course at the end of the day the power goes out and they are saying on the scanner that it is going to be a while before they get it back on again!! Lucky my new laptop has a 9 cell battery and I put the extra money into getting another back-up battery. So, I have more than enough batteries to be on the net for the rest of the night!
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO EVERYONE THAT HAS PROTECTED OUR COUNTRY!
TODAY – Hot and Muggy Sunny day with a High of 89.6F and Low of 61.0F
Saturday was our 5th MAPS session and we ended up getting rained out with only an hour of operation completed. We finished the session today with it being very hot and muggy. Both days the birds were quite but I blame it on the weather!! We still caught some great birds like: Cedar Waxwing, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, Blue Headed Vireo, and a Magnolia Warbler.
I would like to say thanks all my volunteers that came out in the rain and in the sun to assist. I will let everyone know once the hats are completed.