Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday's Results

We banded 30 new birds and had 5 recaptures of 11 different species today.  The highlight of the day was a LEAST FLYCATCHER - the first of the season!  Note the prominent almond-shaped eye-ring - a key characteristic for identifying Least Flycatchers.

Least Flycatcher

We also observed this unusual species of crab.  I believe it is a Blue Land Crab (Cardiosoma guanhumi).  If anybody has other ideas, please let me know.  This crab is commonly found across the Caribbean, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and coast countries of Central and South America.  In the US, it is restricted to coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico and South Florida.  I am not sure what it's doing at Kiawah Island but it seemed to be at home at KIBS.  

Blue Land Crab

Blue Land Crab


1 Least Flycatcher

1 White-eyed Vireo

1 Red-eyed Vireo

1 Yellow Warbler

1 Black-throated Blue Warbler

1 Ovenbird

3 Northern Waterthrush

18 Common Yellowthroat

3 Painted Bunting



1 White-eyed Vireo

1 Carolina Chickadee

1 American Redstart

1 Common Yellowthroat

1 Painted Bunting



Effort:  73.6 net-hours

Capture Rate:  47.6 birds/100 net-hours

# of Nets:  16 

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