Thursday, September 12, 2013

Still Slow: Brown Thrasher

We banded 18 new birds and had 9 recaptures of 12 different species.  These numbers seems to be the norm so far this season in the absence of a cold front.  I expect bird activity to increase during the second half of September and first half of October when the cold fronts should be stronger and more frequent.  

We banded this adult (AHY) Brown Thrasher today.  Brown Thrashers are year-round residents at KIBS but we also have some migrants that move through as well.  

- Aaron

Brown Thrasher (AHY, sex unknown)

2 Common Ground-Dove
1 “Traill’s” Flycatcher
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
5 Common Yellowthroat
2 Northern Waterthrush
3 Painted Bunting

RECAPTURES 1 Downy Woodpecker
2 White-eyed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Northern Mockingbird
4 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  18
# of Recaptures:  9
# of Species:  12
Effort:  104.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  26.1 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

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