Friday, September 6, 2013

First 100+ Bird Day!

Birds were on the move last night and we have a very good morning of banding!  We banded 107 new birds and 9 recaptures of 15 different species.  The first two hours after daylight was extremely busy with bird activity dropping off significantly by 9:00am .  Common Yellowthoats were the major player today with 60 of them banded.  We also had a decent numbers of vireos with 9 White-eyeds and 10 Red-eyeds.   

The first species to reach the 100 mark was the Painted Bunting with the banding of 4 of them today.  At the beginning of the season I would have never guessed that Painted Buntings would have been the first species to reach 100 individuals banded this season.      

- Aaron 

2 "Traill's" Flycatcher
1 Acadian Flycatcher
9 White-eyed Vireo
10 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Veery
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 Yellow Warbler
5 Prairie Warbler
2 Black-and-White Warbler
5 American Redstart
60 Common Yellowthroat
3 Ovenbird
1 Northern Cardinal
4 Painted Bunting

1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
3 Northern Mockingbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Yellow-breasted Chat
3 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  107
# of Recaptures:  9
# of Species:  15
Effort:  112.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  103.6 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

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