Friday, November 28, 2014

28 November 2014

It was a cold and windy start to the morning and as a result we only banded 16 new birds and 12 recaptures of 10 different species.  Because of the wind and colder temperatures, I did not open 10 nets and 7 others were opened later than normal.  One Common Yellowthroat was banded which was kind of a surprise as we had not banded one in almost 3 weeks.  It will be another chilly morning tomorrow but the wind is predicted to be fairly calm, so I should be able to open all of the nets without having to worry about the birds getting stressed in the nets.      

1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Hermit Thrush
1 Common Yellowthroat
9 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow

1 House Wren
2 Carolina Wren
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Common Yellowthroat
6 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 White-throated Sparrow

# of Birds Banded:  16
# of Recaptures:  12
# of Species:  10
Effort:  66.6 net-hours
Capture Rate:  42.0 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  13 (10 nets not opened due to cold and wind; 7 other nets opened late)

Aaron Given
Rob Smith