Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Species for KIBS: Eastern Screech Owl and FOS: Hooded Warbler

Today followed a similar pattern as the last few days with 20 new birds and 9 recaptures.  Although today was not filled with a large quantity of birds it was certainly filled with a couple quality birds.  We started the morning off right with a surprise in net 21, an Eastern Screech-Owl, a first for KIBS.  The Eastern Screech-Owl is a common breeder on the island relying on trees with cavities for nesting.  The owl we had today was a juvenile and was still in the process of molting in its adult feathers.
Eastern Screech-Owl (HY)

Later in the day, we had a first of the season Hooded Warbler.    

Hooded Warbler (HY, Female)

1 Eastern Screech-Owl
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5 Northern Waterthrush
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Hooded Warbler
3 American Redstart
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
3 Painted Bunting

4 Painted Bunting
5 Northern Cardinal

# of Birds Banded:  20
# of Recaptures: 9
# of Species:  13
Effort: 116 net-hours
Capture Rate:  25 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  17

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Libby Natola
Matt Zak

No comments:

Post a Comment