Thursday, October 16, 2014

FOS: Swamp Sparrow

We had a pretty good morning at the banding station today with 105 new birds and 17 recaptures of 18 species. One of those 105 new birds was our first swamp sparrow of the season! Also, as we were closing the nets for the day we caught a tufted titmouse, which, while not rare to Kiawah Island, are rather uncommon for us to catch in our nets. 

Tufted Titmouse

2 Eastern Phoebe
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 House Wren
3 Swainson's Thrush
40 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
23 Common Yellowthroat
9 American Redstart
2 Northern Parula
3 Black-throated Blue Warbler
3 Western Palm Warbler
1 Swamp Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
10 Indigo Bunting
4 Painted Bunting

1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
9 Gray Catbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Cardinal
3 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds: 105
# of Recaptures: 17
# of Species: 18
Effort: 124.2 net-hours
Capture Rate: 98.2 birds/100 net hours
# of Nets: 23

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Matt Zak
William Oakley
Libby Natola

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