Thursday, August 20, 2015

FOS Summer Tanager

Well...we caught 100% more birds today than yesterday!  The downside is that we still only captured 14 birds.  We had some migrants, a first-of-the-season Summer Tanager, and what felt like lower humidity which made it a more enjoyable day to be at KIBS.

The following Painted Bunting was originally banded on 09/18/13 as a hatch-year.  At the time he was a green bird and we were unable to determine his gender. 

Painted Buntning (after second-year, male)

1 American Redstart
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Summer Tanager
3 Painted Bunting

1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Northern Cardinal
3 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  7
# of Recaptures:  7
# of Species:  9
Effort:  118.75 net-hours
Capture Rate:  11.8 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  25