Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 13, 2014

We got some warm weather again at the banding station. The tides are finally subsiding and so the water in the trails is beginning to go away. However we still have some areas where there is some deep water, lots of mud, some bad smells and a ton of Mosquitos. Today we did catch a Common Ground Dove which was exciting. Unfortunately the bird did have a bald patch and some missing tail and flight feathers in a way that made us believe that the dove might have escaped a predator. 

These are the top five species that we have caught in the first five weeks.
1. Prairie Warbler 150
2. Common Yellowthroat 148
3. Painted Bunting 129
4. Northern Waterthrush 65

5. American Redstart 55

Bald patch on a Common Ground Dove
1 Common Ground-Dove
1 Veery
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Ovenbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
4 Common Yellowthroat

Prairie Warbler
4 Painted Bunting

1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Wren
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Northern Waterthrush
2 Northern Cardinal
2 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  15
# of Recaptures:  8
# of Species:  11
Effort:  100.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  23.0 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20


Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
William Oakley
Matt Zak

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