I woke up this morning to fog and south winds, and soon after, the fog lifted, and the wave began. We banded 42 Red-breasted Nuthatches today, and 70 birds all together. We saw a total of 69 species. Oh and did I mention? We had an Arctic Warbler hit one of our mist nets. This mega rarity represents the 2nd record for the island and 8th for California. Still, we all just found out about the Common Cuckoo in Santa Cruz, CA...that bird wins.