Sunday, August 24, 2014

While the Migrants are Away the Residents Will Play

It was another slow day at the banding station today.  The cold front that passed through overnight brought cooler temps but was lacking in migrants.  We had 12 new birds and 9 recaptures comprised of 11 species.  A majority of the captures this morning were resident species including 4 Carolina Chickadees and a Northern Cardinal.  We expect the next few days to be about the same bird number wise.      

1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Ovenbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Black and White Warbler
3 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
1 Prairie Warbler
2 Painted Bunting

3 Carolina Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
3 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  12
# of Recaptures:  9
# of Species:  11
Effort:  86.1 net-hours
Capture Rate:  24.4 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Libby Natola
Matt Zak

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