The birds have returned to KIBS! We banded 41 new birds with 6 recaptures of 11 different species. Prairie Warblers were out in force this morning with 26 banded which makes 100 so far for the fall season.
We had the first BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER of the season and captured a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD. The hummingbird was released unbanded as we do not have the special training and permit required to band hummingbirds yet.
|Black-throated Blue Warbler (Hatch-year, male)|
COMMON GROUND-DOVES are always a treat to capture, as they are oftentimes very difficult to study afield. As their name implies, these little doves spend alot of time on the ground, however they are not that common in South Carolina.
|Common Ground-Dove (unknown age, female)|
|Open wing of the Common Ground-Dove|