Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

Today was similar to the last few days with only 41 new birds and 22 recaptures made up of 16 species.  We expect the next few days to be similar as well.  Currently we are in a transition period between high volume species.  We are reaching the end of the Gray Catbird migration and have likely seen the last of big catbird days.  However, we will continue to catch catbirds throughout November which will hopefully bring us over the 1,000 mark for them.  Also we have not been inundated with Yellow-rumped Warblers yet.  We will likely see a big push of yellow-rumps within the next week or so.  Today was made special by the recapture of two birds banded in a previous year.  One of them was a Gray Catbird that was originally banded on 10/16/13 and the other was a Swamp Sparrow that was originally banded on 11/18/12.        

1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
1 Hermit Thrush
13 Gray Catbird
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
9 Common Yellowthroat
2 Palm Warbler (Western)
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Eastern Towhee
3 Swamp Sparrow
1 Painted Bunting

1 Downey Woodpecker
1 House Wren
15 Gray Catbird
1 Black and White Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Swamp Sparrow

# of New Birds:  41
# of Recaptures:  22
# of Species:  16
Effort:  131.1 net-hours
Capture Rate:  48.1 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Libby Natola
Matt Zak
William Oakley