Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bird Life ALL the Way

Yo, yo, I bet you read this blog every day
Today for sure I’m gonna do it a different way

A ridiculous attempt at poetry ain’t that funny
I’m just one banding assistant named C-money
Birders like my style,
Straight raw like Peter Pyle

Working seven days a week, without even a care
Six hours a day, snatching birds out the air
We catch em’
We band em’
We weigh em’ and count em’
It’s all about the data
Don’t be a lame hata’

Those big booty feathers are fun to feel
Where’s that phat, along the keel?
Butterbutts be trumping and climbing the charts
Even ones from 2011, pretty old farts

This ain’t no reg Regulidae, I don’t care what you say
Look at this “orange” crowned kinglet we caught today

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (AHY female)

Birds, they come and they go
Sometimes we catch ones we used to know
Perhaps we’ll see if they come back in the spring
Dontcha know that every bird with bling sings?

- C$

I’ll break it down for ya…

2 Common Ground-Dove
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
5 Eastern Phoebe
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
13 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Swainson’s Thrush
7 Hermit Thrush
1 Gray Catbird
103 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
3 Palm Warbler (Western)
1 Painted Bunting
6 Song Sparrow
4 Swamp Sparrow

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4 Gray Catbird
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal

# of Birds Banded:  148
# of Recaptures:  10
# of Species:  14
Effort:  105.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  150.5 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

1 comment:

  1. YOU GO GIRL! Claire is a rockin RARE BIRD!