Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday's Banding Results

Things slowed down a bit this morning compared to the last couple of days however we still had a decent array of species.  We captured 36 new birds with 7 recaptures of 16 species. 

Hightlights included the first BLUE GROSBEAK of the season.  It was a very worn female and she was sporting a brood patch so I assume she must be local breeder.  

Blue Grosbeak (After hatch-year, female)

   We also captured the first of many hundreds of COMMON YELLOWTHROAT that will move through KIBS this fall.  This bird is most likely a female (based on wing length) but because a small proportion of hatch-year males can lack black on their face we cannot be certain that it is a female.   

Common Yellowthroat (Hatch-year, sex unknown)

This PAINTED BUNTING just received some new fashion accessories. 

Painted Bunting (Hatch-year, sex unknown)


In coordination with the Painted Bunting Observer Team (PBOT) program, I am applying color bands to Painted Buntings this fall.  The band color combinations are unique to each individual making it possible to gather information on these birds without having to recapture them again.  If you see a Painted Bunting at your bird feeder and it is wearing color bands be sure to report the sighting at the PBOT website. 

Painted Bunting with color bands

The totals from today:


13 Prairie Warbler

5 Northern Waterthrush

3 American Redstart

2 Black-and-white Warbler

2 Common Yellowthroat

1 Yellow Warbler

4 Red-eyed Vireo

2 Painted Bunting

1 Blue Grosbeak

1 Great Crested Flycatcher

1 Carolina Wren

1 Northern Cardinal




2 Northern Cardinal

1 White-eyed Vireo

1 Carolina Chickadee

1 Kentucky Warbler

1 Ovenbird

1 Prairie Warbler




Effort:  56.7 net-hours

Capture Rate:  74.7 birds/100 net-hours

# of Nets Used: 12 (out of 16)

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