Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday's Results: Chuck-will's-widow

I really didn't expect too much today because of  the south winds we experienced overnight.  However, we did much better than expected with 54 new birds and 13 recaptures of 10 different species.  Small flocks of Yellow-rumped Warblers kept us busy practically every net-round with a different net producing each time.  The most unexpected bird of the day was a Chuck-will's-widows captured during the first net-round of the morning.  This is the first Chuck that has been banded during the fall migration banding season at KIBS.  Two were banded during the spring migration banding season in 2011.  

Chuck-will's-widow (hatch-year, sex unknown)



1 Chuck-will's-widow

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2 Gray Catbird

48 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

1 Eastern Towhee

1 Swamp Sparrow



1 Carolina Wren

1 House Wren

2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

5 Gray Catbird

1 Northern Mockingbird

2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) - originally banded on 11/07/11

1 Common Yellowthroat



# of Birds Banded:  54

# of Recaptures:  13

# of Species:  10

Effort:  95.4 net-hours

Capture Rate:  70.2 birds/100 net-hours

# of Nets:  17 (2 nets shut down early due to wind)

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