Thursday, November 14, 2013

Slow day despite improved weather conditions

We experienced improved weather conditions over yesterday but it still did not produce as many birds as we had hoped for.  The wind chill registered below freezing temperatures at sunrise which prompted us to delay opening the nets for about 1 hour.  The most interesting bird of the day was a somewhat late Painted Bunting.  Most Painted Buntings have left the area by this time of year but we usually catch one or two in November, and it is not unheard of for a few to overwinter along the coast.   


1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Hermit Thrush
2 Gray Catbird
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Painted Bunting
1 Song Sparrow

1 House Wren
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
2 Northern Cardinal

# of Birds Banded:  9
# of Recaptures:  11
# of Species:  9
Effort:  71.8 net-hours
Capture Rate:  27.9 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  19

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