Saturday, August 23, 2014

FOS Acadian Flycatcher

Another heat shortened day but at least there was a little bit of a breeze.  We banded 16 new birds and had 9 recaptures of 8 different species.  We banded the first Acadian Flycatcher of the season this morning!  We don't band many Acadians during the fall; "Traill's" Flycatcher usually outnumber them 10-fold.  Acadian Flycatchers are usually much greener than Traill's Flycatchers however I have seen very pale Acadians and very green Traill's.  Its always good to take a look at their legs.  Acadians have grayer legs and "Traill's" have blackish legs.  Hoping for some cooler weather tomorrow morning.  A cold front is supposed to move in around midnight.  Unfortunately, it may bring some wind and rain with it.  Hopefully, we can make it out as I'd expect that we might have a good number of birds.


Acadian Flycatcher (Hatch-year, sex unknown)
1 Acadian Flycatcher
1 Northern Waterthrush
4 American Redstart
7 Prairie Warbler
3 Painted Bunting

2 Carolina Wren
1 American Redstart
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Northern Cardinal
4 Painted Buntings

# of Birds Banded:  16
# of Recaptures:  9
# of Species:  8
Effort:  75.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  33.3 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Libby Natola
Matt Zak

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