Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16 2014

We were expecting to have a busier day today because of forecasted north winds, but last night's rain seemed to deter the birds from moving in the numbers we expected. We still had a good day, catching 52 new birds and 5 recaptures. What we did have was a wide variety of birds, with 15 different species captured, which is the most diverse array since our first day of the season. The highlight of the day was an after hatch year male Prothonotary Warbler. Like the Northern Cardinal, this bird's name has religious roots. The Prothonotary Warbler is named for the yellow robed clerks of the catholic church.

AHY male Prothonotary Warbler 

1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
3 White-eyed Vireo
11 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Veery
1 Ovenbird
2 Worm-eating Warbler
1 Northern Waterthrush
2 Black-and-White Warbler
1 Prothonotary Warbler
23 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
3 Painted Bunting

1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Ovenbird
1 Black-and-White Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  52
# of Recaptures:  5
# of Species:  15
Effort:  114.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  50.0 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
William Oakley
Libby Natola
Matt Zak

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