Saturday, September 21, 2013

House Wren: First of the Season!

It was a rather slow day of banding with only 17 new birds and 9 recaptures of 10 different species.  We did band a new species for the season - a House Wren.  House Wrens are fairly common migrants at KIBS with a good number of them staying for the winter as well.  We usually get a few returning House Wrens every fall, so we will be looking for that first bird wearing a "non-shiny" band.  The 4 Prairie Warblers that we banded today put us over the century mark for that species for the season however they are still way behind where there were at this point last year. 

There is a cold front heading our way and it should arrive sometime tomorrow.  There is a lot of moisture on the leading edge of the front with cooler, dryer air behind it.  I am not sure yet what tomorrow will bring as it depends on when the front actually reaches us.  There is potential for it to be a good day however the rain associated with the front may interfere with our banding plans.

- Aaron            

2 Common Ground-Dove
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 House Wren
2 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
4 Prairie Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
2 Painted Bunting
1 Northern Cardinal

1 White-eyed Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Common Yellowthroat
5 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  17
# of Recaptures:  9
# of Species:  10
Effort:  108.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  24.1 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

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