Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11/19, Another Cold Morning

We had another late start this morning because it was only 28˚ F on Kiawah at sunrise. The weather finally warmed up to 40˚ F enabling us to open the nets around 10:00, and we were able to stay open until about 1:15. Despite the cold weather and the shortened day, we were able to process 26 birds today, 16 new and 10 recaptures from 10 different species. Highlights included our sixth Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and our fourth White-throated Sparrow of the season. 

1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Hermit Thrush
1 Gray Catbird
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
3 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
1 Painted Bunting

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3 Hermit Thrush
3 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

# of New Birds: 16
# of Recaptures: 10
# of Species: 10
Effort: 74.75 net-hours
Capture Rate: 34.8 birds/100 net hours
# of Nets: 23

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Libby Natola
Matt Zak