Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 8th 2014

Today we banded 76 new bird, 11 recaptures and a total of 15 species. The majority of our birds were again Yellow-rumped Warblers, but we did catch 12 new Hermit Thrush. We also attempted to do some banding in the marsh between net rounds when the tides were high. We were able to catch one Swamp Sparrow and a Savannah Sparrow while managing to also fill our boots up with water. The fun birds for today would have to be the recapture of the brown creeper which is a favorite for Will and the new Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. 

1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Eastern Pheobe
2 Golden-crowned Kinglet
7 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
12 Hermit Thrush
6 Gray Catbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
38 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2 Song Sparrow
6 Swamp Sparrow

1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Brown Creeper
1 House Wren
1 Hermit Thrush
4 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
2 Northern Cardinal

# of Birds Banded:  76
# of Recaptures:  11
# of Species:  15
Effort:  138.00 net-hours
Capture Rate:  63.0 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Matt Zak
Libby Natola
William Oakley