Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 18th, 2017

Captain Sam's
It was less windy out at Captain Sam's this morning but unfortunately, we did not have as many birds migrating through as we did yesterday. We ended the morning with 49 new birds and 20 recaptures of 17 different species. Gray Catbirds made up almost 70% of our recaptures, which is no surprise since we have banded so many of them over the past few days. We also had a first-of-the-season Song Sparrow for Captain Sam's and caught 2 more Golden-crowned Kinglets, one male and one female. Female Golden-crowned Kinglets will only have a yellow crown patch whereas the male will have a yellow and orange crown patch (below).


Golden-crowned Kinglet (hatch-year, female)


Golden-crowned Kinglet (hatch-year, male)

-Michael

Little Bear
It was a bit relieving to finally get some nets open out at Little Bear today. The winds subsided enough for us to open almost everything, but it seemed as though all the birds that arrived yesterday had already left. We captured a total of 92 birds today with a little bit of variety. We captured most of the first of season's that Captain Sam's caught yesterday. Swamp Sparrow, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and Yellow-rumped Warblers were all new for us at Little Bear today. On our drive out of the station today, however, we did find two Eastern Meadowlarks on the golf course. Winter birds are arriving!

-Kristen


  SpeciesCaptain Sam'sLittle Bear
NewRecapsNewRecaps
Downy Woodpecker
-
-
1
-
Eastern Phoebe
1
-
-
-
White-eyed Vireo
1
-
-
-
Red-eyed Vireo
1
-
-
-
Carolina Chickadee
-
1
-
-
Tufted Titmouse
-
-
3
-
House Wren
1
1
2
3
Carolina Wren
-
-
-
1
Golden-crowned Kinglet
2
-
1
-
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
-
-
-
Gray Catbird
28
13
45
13
Northern Mockingbird
-
-
-
1
Swamp Sparrow
1
1
5
-
Song Sparrow
1
-
-
1
Yellow-breasted Chat
-
-
1
-
Common Yellowthroat
5
1
7
-
Northern Parula
1
-
-
-
Palm Warbler (western)
3
-
1
-
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
-
4
-
Prairie Warbler
1
-
1
-
Northern Cardinal
-
1
1
-
Painted Bunting
-
2
1
-

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 Banding StatsCaptain Sam'sLittle BearTOTAL
# Birds Banded
49
73
122
# of Recaptures
20
19
39
# of Species
17
16
22
Effort (net-hours)
101.2
96.8
198.0
Capture Rate (birds/100 net-hours)
68.2
95.0
91.3
# of Nets
26
19
45


Banding Staff
Aaron Given (CS)
Mattie VandenBoom (LB)
Michael Gamble (CS)
Kristen Oliver (LB)
Brandon Connare (CS)
Paul Carroll (CS)
Hannah Conley (LB)