Note: Both posts from the weekend (May 13th and 14th) have lots of photos.
A very slow day at Ruthven. A few warblers about, but nothing in any great number.
The highlight of the day came when a pair of PUMA investigated the two martin houses in the parking lot. The male seemed eager but the female remained uninterested and they disappeared eastward.
Banded 19: AMGO 2, NAWA, BWWA, MAWA, CSWA, YWAR 2, MYWA, LEFL, HOWR 2, SOSP , RWBL, GRCA, BAOR 3, WOTH
Retrapped 22: AMRO 2, AMGO, BAOR 2, RBGR 2, SOSP 4, DOWO 3, BHCO, BCCH, WAVI 2, YWAR 4
The banded MAWA had a large growth under its lower mandible. It looked like an exceptionally large tick except it had a few scattered feathers growing on it.
One of the retrapped BAOR was banded as a HY at Ruthven in 2001. One of the WAVI was banded as an AHY in 2002 and had not been encountered since.
Another slow day, very little noticeable in the banding area but a few birds contiued to appear in the nets every so often.
Banded: YSFL 1, GRCA 3, CEDW 2, YWAR 1, MAWA 1, MYWA 5, NOWA 1, NOCA 1, INBU 1, EWCS 1, COGR 1, AMGO 4 = 22