Thursday, September 25, 2014

FOS: Magnolia Warbler

The weather conditions were perfect for migration last night with north winds and no rain but for some reason the birds did not seem to take advantage of these conditions.  During migration, birds can be detected on radar and the overnight images revealed that there was hardly any movement.  Today we had 43 new birds and 30 recaptures made up of 15 species.  This was the highest number of recaptures we have had in one day all season.  The highlight of day was a First of the Season Magnolia Warbler.  Tonight the conditions should be good for migration and hopefully the birds will take advantage.   
Magnolia Warbler (hatch year, unknown)

7 Red-eyed Vireo
10 Gray Catbird
4 Ovenbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
13 Common Yellowthroat
5 American Redstart
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler

1 “Traill’s” Flycatcher
4 White-eyed Vireo
6 Red-eyed Vireo
1 House Wren
3 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
2 Common Yellowthroat
3 Black and White Warbler
3 Northern Cardinal
6 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  43
# of Recaptures:  30
# of Species:  15
Effort:  125 net-hours
Capture Rate:  58.4 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
William Oakley
Libby Natola
Matt Zak