Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30th 2014

Today was another slow day at the banding table. We processed a total of 14 birds including a hatch year Northern Mockingbird which is the first sighting of one of them in over a week. Today was also the first day that the technicians were on their own and we are happy to say that nothing went wrong and we can be trusted on our own. However we did need to request the help of the beach patrol to make our way through the maze of people on the beach. I feel that if more people knew that it was our first time driving a truck that size they might have moved or at least stood up in case they needed to move quickly.

1 Carolina Wren
4 Northern Waterthrush

1 Northern Cardinal
3 Painted Bunting
1 Northern Mockingbird

1 Carolina Wren
1 American Redstart
2 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  10
# of Recaptures:  4
# of Species:  6
Effort:  86.6 net-hours
Capture Rate:  16.2 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

Mattie VandenBoom
Libby Natola

Matt Zak

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