Sunday, October 19, 2014

FOS: Blue-headed Vireo, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and Song Sparrow

We banded 102 new birds and 24 recaptures of 22 different species.  With chilly temperatures and a stiff north wind last night, I thought we would have done much better than we did.  The gusty winds continued throughout the morning which may have affected our numbers a bit as the birds were able to see the nets and avoid them.  Despite the winds, we did catch three more first-of-the-seasons:  Blue-headed Vireo, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and Song Sparrow.  This can be an exciting time during fall migration because there is still a nice mix of neotropical migrants passing through and "our" winter species are starting to show up.

Blue-headed Vireo (Hatch-year, sex unknown)

1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
3 Eastern Phoebe
2 White-eyed Vireo
1 Blue-headed Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireo
1 House Wren
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Swainson's Thrush
4 Hermit Thrush
37 Gray Catbird
22 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
2 Northern Parula
7 Palm Warbler (Western)
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Song Sparrow
5 Swamp Sparrow
8 Indigo Bunting

1 White-eyed Vireo
16 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
3 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  102
# of Recaptures:  24
# of Species:  22
Effort:  118.4 net-hours
Capture Rate:  106.4 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
William Oakley
Libby Natola
Matt Zak
Matt Johnson

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