Saturday, November 16, 2013

And we are now down to two . . .

This past week has felt like a scene out the movie Groundhog Day - everyday is pretty much the same.  Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Gray Catbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow . . .

And so it repeated itself again today with 26 new birds and 14 recaptures of 9 different species.  

Today was Vicki's last day at the Kiawah Island Banding Station.  Vicki's contribution this season was essential and I thank her for all of the hard work she put in during the past 3 months.  I wish her the best of luck on the next leg of her journey. 

Vicki assessing the age of a Seaside Sparrow

1 Hermit Thrush
1 Gray Catbird
21 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow

3 House Wren
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Gray Catbird
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Song Sparrow

# of Birds Banded:  26
# of Recaptures:  14
# of Species:  9
Effort:  101.2 net-hours
Capture Rate:  39.5 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for giving Vicki this opportunity. She'll miss you all.