Friday, November 1, 2013

Slow Start to November

Strong south winds coupled with a wall of rain to our west and north pretty much shut down migration last night, and it showed in our numbers this morning.  We only banded 8 new birds and 6 recaptures of 5 different species.  We were not able to open all of our nets today due to the windy conditions but I don't think having all the nets open would have helped us out anymore.  

All three Yellow-rumped Warbler recaptures were returns from previous seasons:  original banding dates - 2/15/12, 11/12/12, 1/25/13.  

7 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Swamp Sparrow

1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Eastern Towhee

# of Birds Banded:  8
# of Recaptures:  6
# of Species:  5
Effort:  65.7 net-hours
Capture Rate:  21.3 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  16 

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