The sixth MAPS banding session at Rollins Savanna this season took place on Thursday, July 22. It was a bit birdier than last time, with several Common Yellowthroats, a pair of House Wrens, the first Eastern Phoebe of the season, a couple of Song Sparrows, one Field Sparrow, and one American Robin. It was a good, solid, somewhat routine day of banding. Again the skies threatened rain all morning, but this time it actually did rain eventually. Fortunately, we were able to keep the nets open long enough for a full MAPS session, although most station volunteers did end up drenched from taking the nets down.
Weighing a bird; photo by Janice Sweet
A House Wren pauses before leaving the banding area; photo by Janice Sweet
The seventh and final MAPS ‘regular season’ banding took place at Rollins Savanna on Thursday, August 5th.