Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOS Yellow-breasted Chat

Today was another day of beautiful weather at the banding station. We enjoyed temperatures in the mid 70’s for the majority of the day and were able to keep the nets open till 11:45am. Unfortunately the flooding on some of the trails has increased, but luckily the water did not interfere with any of the nets although some of the nets did have to be closed due to the winds. Our day started off with finding a Northern Cardinal fledgling in one of the net lanes before the sunrise. Overall today we banded 14 new birds and were happy to find a Yellow-breasted Chat in the nets which was a first for some of our technicians.
Yellow-breasted Chat (AHY, Female)
1 Northern Waterthrush
5 Common Yellowthroat
3 American Redstart
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Yellow-breasted Chat
1 Northern Cardinal
2 Painted Bunting

1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Painted Bunting
1 Northern Cardinal

# of Birds Banded:  14
# of Recaptures: 5
# of Species:  9
Effort: 79.4 net-hours
Capture Rate:  23.9 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  17

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Libby Natola
Matt Zak

Will Oakley

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