Monday, August 19, 2013

First White-eyed Vireo of the Season

Bird activity slowed down today with only 24 birds banded and 5 recaptures of 11 different species.  We had isolated rain showers all around us most of morning but somehow managed to dodge most of them only getting sprinkled on once for about 5 minutes. 

Painted Buntings continue to be the most common species captured with a large majority of them being hatch-year birds.  We banded our first White-eyed Vireo of fall season - a very young hatch-year bird.  This individual was still in juvenal plumage and had not yet started its first prebasic molt.

- Aaron

White-eyed Vireo (HY, sex unknown)

1 Common Ground-Dove
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 White-eyed Vireo
3 Carolina Wren
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 Brown Thrasher
1 American Redstart
1 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Worm-eating Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal
9 Painted Bunting

1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Wren
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  24
# of Recaptures:  5
# of Species:  11
Effort:  116.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  25.0 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

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