Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014

It was a slow day at the banding station with only 20 new birds and 27 recaptures.  I believe this may have been the first day this season that recaptures surpassed new birds.  The forecast for tomorrow is looking a little grim at this point. A cold front is forecasted to move through overnight bringing with it a fair amount rain that will likely linger through most of the morning.  If there is a break in the rain tomorrow, we will certainly be out banding to see what new migrants the cold front brought with it.   

1 Common Ground-Dove
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 House Wren
11 Gray Catbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
3 Palm Warbler (Western)
1 Indigo Bunting

3 White-eyed Vireo
2 Carolina Chickadee
1 House Wren
13 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
3 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  20
# of Recaptures:  27
# of Species:  13
Effort:  119.6 net-hours
Capture Rate:  39.3 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Matt Zak
William Oakley