Saturday, September 20, 2014

Rainy Morning

A rainy morning kept us from opening the station until about 10:00, but we were able to keep the nets open for two and a half hours. In that time we caught 8 new birds and 7 recaptures representing 8 different species. We did not catch any new species, but we did catch an old friend. This recaptured adult male painted bunting was the first we've caught that wasn't molting extensively, making him the prettiest male we have caught this fall. 

1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
1 Gray Catbird
1 Ovenbird
4 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart

2 White-eyed Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  8
# of Recaptures:  7
# of Species:  8
Effort:  41.5 net-hours
Capture Rate:  36.1 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  19

Mattie VandenBoom
William Oakley
Libby Natola
Matt Zak

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