Saturday, September 27, 2014

Busy morning for our visitors

We had several more visitors willing to risk their dry socks to see some birds this morning. Luckily, it ended up being quite busy so we had plenty of birds to share with them. We captured 134 new birds today and 7 recaptures representing 17 different species. While we did not take many notable bird photographs to share on the blog today, we did manage to snap a picture of this kingsnake just off the path at the banding station.

1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Black and White Warbler
109 Common Yellowthroat
4 American Redstart
1 Cape May Warbler
1 Northern Parula
3 Black-throated Blue Warbler
8 Palm Warbler (Western)
1 Summer Tanager
1 Indigo Bunting

1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Ovenbird
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Cardinal
2 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  134
# of Recaptures:  7
# of Species:  17
Effort:  106.9 net-hours
Capture Rate:  131.9 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  20

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
William Oakley
Libby Natola
Matt Zak