Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rain Delayed Morning

Heavy rain and thunderstorms prevented us from opening the nets at our normal time but we got them opened up around 11:00am.  With it raining almost all night long, it wasn't surprising that bird activity was slow.  In about 3 hours, we managed to catch 11 new birds and 10 recaptures of 7 different species.

Now that this low pressure system has moved through, cooler temperatures are expected for the next several days.  This usually means that we can expect a new wave of birds however the wind forecast for tonight does not look that favorable for migration.  I will be interested to see what the radar looks like later tonight.

1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Chickadee
3 House Wren
3 Gray Catbird
2 Painted Bunting

8 Gray Catbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  11
# of Recaptures:  10
# of Species:  7
Effort:  73.6 net-hours
Capture Rate:  28.5 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Matt Zak
Libby Natola