Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday's Results: More Returns!

We had a much slower day with 49 new birds and 7 recaptures of 10 different species.  Yellow-rumped Warblers dominated the nets with 38 being banded.  The most interesting birds today were all recaptures:

          1.  Our first returning House Wren of the fall.  This bird was banded

               last fall on 10/12/11 as a hatch-year and was recaptured numerous times

               (6) between October 2011 and February 2012. 


          2.  A returning Eastern Towhee.  This bird was also banded last fall

               on 10/28/11 as an after hatch-year male.  This is the first time he has been

               recaptured since.  Eastern Towhees are year-round residents a KIBS,

               however we also have migrants that come through during migration.  It is

               unclear whether this bird is a permanent resident or just passing


          3.  An "old" Northern Cardinal.  This bird was the 8th Northern Cardinal

               ever banded at KIBS way back on 07/23/2009.  Incidentally, this was the

               first banding session ever conducted at KIBS!  He was an after hatch-year

               at the time of banding, which would make him at least 4 years old.  

Eastern Towhee (after hatch-year, male)


1 House Wren

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

4 Gray Catbird

38 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

1 Common Yellowthroat

1 Song Sparrow

1 Swamp Sparrow

2 Northern Cardinal



1 House Wren (banded on 10/12/11 as a hatch-year)

2 Gray Catbird

1 Common Yellowthroat

1 Eastern Towhee (banded on 10/28/11 as an after hatch-year)

1 Northern Cardinal (banded on 7/23/2009 as an after hatch-year) 

1 Painted Bunting



# of Birds Banded:  49

# of Recaptures:  7

# of Species:  10

Effort:  85 net-hours

Capture Rate:  65.9 birds/100 net-hours

# of Nets:  17

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