Captain Sam'sIt was another cold morning out at Captain Sam's but we didn't experience as much wind as yesterday. We banded 30 new birds and had 19 recaptures of 15 species. The most interesting catch of the day was a late Northern Parula. All the other species caught today are birds that may potentially winter here. We also caught another Sharp-shinned Hawk! This comes after Ryan watched a few hawks bounce out of nets this week.
Little BearAnother chilly morning at Little Bear with slightly less troubling winds allowed us to keep our nets open for a normal amount of hours today. Although our capture rate remained average for mid-November, with 35 new birds and 5 recaptures of 8 species, we had the usual late migrant movement of Yellow-rumped Warblers and a few new Ruby-crowned Kinglets, as well as a new Hermit Thrush. We also saw and heard several Song Sparrows calling and singing throughout the area, likely setting up their wintering territories. The highlight of the day was definitely recapturing the Green Heron from the other day.
|Species||Captain Sam's||Little Bear|
|Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)||18||1||25||-|
|Banding Stats||Captain Sam's||Little Bear||TOTAL|
|# Birds Banded||30||35||65|
|# of Recaptures||19||5||24|
|# of Species||15||9||16|
|Capture Rate (birds/100 net-hours)||39.2||51.6||32.09|
Aaron Given (CS)
Mattie VandenBoom (CS)
Chris Snook (LB)
Nancy Raginski (LB)
Casey Weissburg (LB)
Michael Gamble (CS)
Ryan Donnelly (CS)