Wednesday, August 15, 2012

First Day of Fall Migration Banding

We started out the 2012 fall season with a bang today!  We banded 46 new birds and had 3 recaptures of 11 species.  I was surprised with number of migrants captured and we had a decent assortment of warblers including Prairie Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, and Yellow-breasted Chat.  The bird of the day was the Prairie Warbler with 21 of them banded.  One of the recaptures was Common Ground-Dove which is alway a nice surprise! 


The first bird of the 2012 season was this handsome adult male Prairie Warbler. 

We also capture a couple of females American Redstarts.

And one Ovenbird . . .


And aYellow-breasted Chat. . .

This recently fledged Northern Cardinal also found its way into the net.  

Here are the totals from the day:

21 Prairie Warbler
5 Northern Waterthrush
2 American Redstart
1 Ovenbird
1 Yellow-breasted Chat
1 White-eyed Vireo
4 Painted Bunting
3 Carolina Wren
3 Carolina Chickadee
5 Northern Cardinal

2 Northern Cardinal (originally banded on 11/5/09, 7/23/09)
1 Common Ground-Dove (10/12/11)

Effort:  57.75 net-hours
Capture Rate:  84.8 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets Used:  11

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous photos Aaron!!! Looking forward to seeing more!