Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

There was a slight change of pace today with 67 new birds and 9 recaptures made up of 12 species.  Little flocks of Yellow-rumped Warblers kept us occupied for some of the morning with 35 of them being banded.  We also had a good number of Ruby-crowned Kinglets with 8 being banded and 1 recaptured making them the number two species banded today.   

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (after hatch year, male)

The forecast for tomorrow looks a little iffy at this point.  A cold front moving through overnight will bring cooler temperatures and strong wind.  The strong wind will likely limit the number of nets that we are able to open safely.         

8 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5 Hermit Thrush
7 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Parula
2 Palm Warbler (Western)
35 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Eastern Towhee
5 Swamp Sparrow
3 Painted Bunting

1 Blue Jay
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Gray Catbird
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

# of New Birds:  67
# of Recaptures:  9
# of Species:  12
Effort:  141.91 net-hours
Capture Rate:  53.6 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23

Aaron Given
Matt Zak
William Oakley
Libby Natola
Mattie VandenBoom