Monday, October 21, 2013

3,000 birds and we haven't choked yet!

An overcast morning that prevented the viewing of the meteor shower soon revealed plentiful bird numbers that finally brought us to over 3,000 new birds this season. We had one special repeat visitor from last year, a Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) that was banded on November 8th 2012.  In the midst of the morning rush, we captured a Hermit Thrush and a Song Sparrow, two first of seasons that we should see more of as the season progresses.

Hermit Thrush (Hatch Year, Sex Unknown)

After hearing their calls all morning, we finally caught this lovely lady at the end of the day, leaving us with a total of three first of seasons in all!

Golden-crowned Kinglet (After Hatch Year, Female)


1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
4 Eastern Phoebe
2 White-eyed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
4 House Wren
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
8 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Hermit Thrush
20 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
3 Northern Parula
2 Black-throated Blue Warbler
36 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
5 Palm Warbler (Western)
1 Palm Warbler (Yellow)
1 Prairie Warbler
14 Common Yellowthroat
1 Hooded Warbler
1 Blue Grosbeak
5 Indigo Bunting
5 Painted Bunting
1 Northern Cardinal
2 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow

1 White-eyed Vireo
20 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Common Yellowthroat
2 Painted Bunting
2 Northern Cardinal

# of Birds Banded:  122
# of Recaptures:  28
# of Species:  23
Effort:  109.3 net-hours
Capture Rate:  137.2 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

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