Saturday, August 31, 2013

Still Slow; Yellow-rump Recovery!

Not much going on at the Kiawah Island Banding Station these days - bird activity is very slow.  Unfavorable conditions exist across the Eastern U.S. for any major migration activity along the South Carolina coast.  We only banded 10 new birds and had 6 recaptures of 6 different species.

I was notified today by the Bird Banding Lab that a Yellow-rumped Warbler that I banded two winters ago on 03/07/12 was recovered on 06/21/13 in Quebec, Canada.  Unfortunately, the bird was found dead.  These reason given was that it was "caught due to striking: stationary object other than wires or towers".  My guess is that it fell victim to a window strike. 

- Aaron

3 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Prairie Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Waterthrush
2 Painted Bunting

1 Northern Cardinal
5 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  10
# of Recaptures:  6
# of Species:  6
Effort:  98.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  16.3 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20   

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