Tuesday, October 7, 2014

First Sedge Wren EVER

Today we were again pleasantly surprised by the number of birds that we banded, since the bird radar showed very little activity. Again, the majority of our birds were Catbirds, but we did get visited by two new species, the Tennessee Warbler which was a first for the year and the Sedge Wren which was a first for the banding station. The Sedge Wren which is smaller than the House Wren, also has beautiful plumage which is more vibrant than the House or Carolina Wren. Overall the weather was mild with low winds, cloud cover for the majority of the day and temperatures in the 60-80 degrees.

1 Eastern Pheobe
4 Red-eyed Vireo
2 House Wren
1 Sedge Wren
1 Wood Thrush
57 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 Ovenbird
1 Black-and-White Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
5 Common Yellowthroat
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Yellow-breasted Chat

1 White-eyed Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Chickadee
20 Gray Catbird
4 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
2 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  80
# of Recaptures:  31
# of Species:  18
Effort:  130.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  85.4 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
William Oakley
Libby Natola
Matt Zak

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