Saturday, November 29, 2014

Strong Day for Swampies

It was a chilly start to the morning but it warmed up quickly.  There was absolutely no wind which was a nice change - too bad there wasn't more birds around.  Swamp Sparrows must have been on the move last night because I banded 6 of them today.  The last time more than 2 Swamp Sparrows were banded in one day was way back on November 8th.

Tomorrow is the last day of the fall banding season.  The weather should be ideal for mist netting - I just hope there are more birds around tomorrow than there were today.  

1 Hermit Thrush
12 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Song Sparrow
6 Swamp Sparrow

1 House Wren
1 Hermit Thrush
5 Gray Catbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Song Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal

# of Birds Banded:  20
# of Recaptures:  17
# of Species:  8
Effort:  160.2 net-hours
Capture Rate:  23.1 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23 (4 nets opened late because they were frozen shut!)

Aaron Given