Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday's Results: A Day Full of Sharpies

We had a very interesting day of banding with 46 new birds and 20 recaptures of 14 different species.  The biggest surprise was the banding on not 1 but 4 Sharp-shinned Hawks!  These were the first Sharp-shinned Hawks of the season and to get four in one day is unprecedented.  There must have been a big migration of them recently.  Hawks have exceptional eyesight so the overcast skies today may have played well in our favor too as the nets are even more difficult to see when the sun is behind the clouds. 


Red-breasted Nuthatches continue to be very active around KIBS.  As a result we banded our 4th of the season!  


We also had another round a really interesting recaptures:  4 Yellow-rumped Warbler (11/13/09, 11/18/09, 1/15/10, 11/25/11).  

Sharp-shinned Hawk (hatch-year, male)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (hatch-year, male)


4 Sharp-shinned Hawk

1 Red-breasted Nuthatch

1 Golden-crowned Kinglet

1 Hermit Thrush

2 Gray Catbird

30 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

2 Eastern Towhee

4 Song Sparrow

1 Swamp Sparrow



2 Common Ground-Dove

1 Downy Woodpecker

4 Carolina Chickadee

1 Hermit Thrush

2 Gray Catbird

9 Yellow-rumped Warbler (4 returns from 11/13/09, 11/18/09, 01/10/10, 11/25/11)

1 Northern Cardinal



# of Birds Banded:  46

# of Recaptures:  20

# of Species:  14

Effort:  85 net-hours

Capture Rate:  77.6 birds/100 net-hours

# of Nets:  17

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