Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Yellow-rumps and an Orange-crown

We banded 64 new birds and had 9 recaptures of 12 different species.  The Yellow-rumps Warblers are now here in full force (well maybe not full force but close) with 51 banded.  The first hour and half was very productive with a majority of the birds captured during that period.  However, it was painfully slow at times the rest of the morning.  We did manage to band another Sharp-shinned Hawk, and a HY male Orange-crowned Warbler that bared his namesake quite well.  The orange crown patch is inconspicuously hidden and is usually only seen when the bird raises its head feathers when it is agitated or excited.

Orange-crowned Warbler (HY, male)

Orange-crowned Warbler (HY, male)


1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 House Wren
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Hermit Thrush
1 Gray Catbird
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
51 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Song Sparrow

1 Common Ground-Dove
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Cardinal

# of Birds Banded:  64
# of Recaptures:  9
# of Species:  12
Effort:  99.6 net-hours
Capture Rate:  73.3 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

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