Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday's Results

We had an extremely slow day of banding with only 13 new birds and 10 recaptures of 10 different species. 


We banded 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglets today - 1 male and 2 females.  Ruby-crowned Kinglets can be sexed by the presence or absence of red feathers in the crown with males having red and females without.  The red is oftentimes concealed and can only be seen when the bird gets agitated or excited.  

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (left: female, right: male)


1 Mourning Dove

1 House Wren

3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2 Gray Catbird

4 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

1 Song Sparrow

1 Indigo Bunting



1 Downy Woodpecker

1 Carolina Wren

6 Gray Catbird

1 Common Yellowthroat

1 Northern Cardinal



# of Birds Banded:  13

# of Recaptures:  10

# of Species:  10

Effort:  73.1 net-hours

Capture Rate:  31.5 birds/100 net-hours

# of Nets:  17

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