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 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