We set a new fall record today with the banding of 227 new birds plus 11 recaptures of 23 different species! Common Yellowthroats were everywhere with 151 of them banded! I actually ran out of size 0 bands at the end of the day and we had to let 20 Common Yellowthroats go without banding. I learned a valuable lesson - when you think you have enough bands . . . grab an extra package. We also have several American Redstarts and Red-eyed Vireos. The Bird-of-the-Day was a NASHVILLE WARBLER which is the first time we have ever banded one at KIBS!
North winds are predicted for the rest of the week so it will be interesting to see if these type of numbers continue. The banding crew did a wonderful job today! In the next couple of days I will be updating the "Banding Staff" tab with profiles of the banding crew. Stay tuned.
|Common Yellowthroat (after hatch-year, male)|
|Nashville Warbler (hatch-year, female)|