The front we have been waiting for has finally arrived, bringing with it migrants but sadly rain and wind as well. At Captain Sam’s we were forced to close early due to the strong wind and passing rain showers. In the short time that we were open we managed to band 21 new birds and recapture 2 birds. We should see a good amount of bird activity over the next few days with overnight winds coming from the north.
With the front rolling through the island this morning we were off on a great start. Despite having a little bit of rain and wind we were able to stay open all morning and pull off a relatively successful day. We got our first of season Palm Warbler, as well as the first Black-throated Blue Warblers out at our site. Overall we caught 43 birds of 13 different species with no recaptures. With the diversity and numbers we had today we are hoping for a great day tomorrow once the rain and wind dies down and this front continues to push more birds our way!
|Male Black-throated Blue Warbler|
|Species||Captain Sam's||Little Bear|
|Black and White Warbler||1||-||3||-|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler||1||-||2||-|
|Banding Stats||Captain Sam's||Little Bear||TOTAL|
|# Birds Banded||21||43||64|
|# of Recaptures||2||0||2|
|# of Species||10||13||13|
|Capture Rate (birds/100 net-hours)||52.6||86.0||70.4|