Sunday, October 26, 2014

4000th Bird of the Season Banded Today

We had another decent day of banding with 70 new birds and 18 recaptures of 14 species.  It started out with a flurry of birds, and quickly turned into a trickle by 9:30am.  That's usually how it goes this time of year.  We get large flocks of Yellow-rumped Warblers early in the morning, they move through, and then they are gone.  Later in November when the the Yellow-rumps have presumably "settled-in" for the winter, we can catch large flocks throughout the entire day.

On a side note, we banded our 4000th bird of the season today!  Last year we didn't hit that mark until November 3rd and not until November 8th in 2012.

1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Eastern Phoebe
3 House Wren
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Hermit Thrush
7 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
6 Common Yellowthroat
39 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Song Sparrow
6 Swamp Sparrow

1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Carolina Wren
1 House Wren
12 Gray Catbird
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal

# of New Birds:  70
# of Recaptures:  18
Effort:  128.8 net-hours
Capture Rate:  68.3 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Libby Natola
Matt Zak