Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday's Results: Late Painted Bunting

We banded 25 new birds and had 19 recaptures of 9 different species.  It was nice not to have any wind for a change, although it did not seem to increase our capture rate any.  The most surprising bird captured today was a Painted Bunting!  Looking back over the last 4 years of banding data for KIBS, this is by far the latest Painted Bunting record we've ever had.  The last Painted Bunting captured this year was on 11/05/12 and the last one captured last year was on 10/21/11.  There are a handful of Painted Buntings that overwinter in SC, so maybe this bird has decided to try its luck here for the winter.

Five returns from previous year:

Brown Thrasher - 10/07/10

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 10/31/11, 11/13/11, 12/09/11, 03/07/12

Painted Bunting (hatch-year, sex unknown)

Downy Woodpecker (hatch-year, female) 


1 Gray Catbird

19 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

1 Song Sparrow

2 Swamp Sparrow

1 White-throated Sparrow

1 Painted Bunting



1 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hermit Thrush

2 Gray Catbird

2 Brown Thrasher

10 Yellow-rumped Warbler

3 Swamp Sparrow



# of Birds Banded:  25

# of Recaptures:  19

# of Species:  9

Effort:  89.3 net-hours

Capture Rate:  49.3 birds/100 net-hours

# of Nets:  17

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