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