Saturday, September 7, 2013

Least Flycatcher and Palm Warbler: FOS

With northeast winds blowing all night, I was expecting more bird activity than we had today.  I heard lots of flight calls in the sky as I walked to my truck this morning before work but we only banded 36 new birds and had 5 recaptures of 11 different species.  We banded our first Least Flycatcher and Palm Warbler of the season.  I thought this was kind of early for Palm Warblers but after looking back at last fall, I found that we started catching them during the second week of September.  

- Aaron

Least Flycatcher (AHY, sex unknown)

1 Least Flycatcher
1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Veery
2 Northern Mockingbird
2 Prairie Warbler
1 Palm Warbler (Western)
24 Common Yellowthroat
3 Painted Bunting

1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Veery
1 Wilson's Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat

# of Birds Banded:  36
# of Recaptures:  5
# of Species:  11
Effort:  90.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  45.6 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20


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  2. Hey Aaron,
    If your blogger gives you the option to create tags at the bottom of your post, you should think about using it to tag the important birds in your posts. For example, when you show photographs that display important plumage characteristics for a particular bird, say a Least Flycatcher, a tag at the bottom would help me find it from your home page in a jiff, as opposed to searching for the date that you caught it. Of course, I already know you slave away a part of everyday just to keep the blog current. I really enjoy reading it. So thank you! Wish I was there.