Monday, August 24, 2015

More FOS: "Traill's" Flycatcher and Blue-gray Gnatcher

Migrants continue to trickle through KIBS with 32 new birds and 7 recaptures of 12 different species captured today.  The temperature was a little cooler today, thanks to a light NW wind early in the morning.  The humidity may have been slightly lower too because my clothes were just almost soaked through compared to drenched like the last few days.

We had a couple more first-of-the-seasons:  a Traill's Flycatcher and 4 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.  Prairie Warblers have been the most frequently banded bird to this point in the season with 51 individuals.  Painted Buntings are not that far behind with 46.  


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (hatch-year, sex unknown)

1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
7 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Northern Mockingbird
4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 Northern Waterthrush
2 American Redstart
1 Common Yellowthroat
8 Prairie Warbler
4 Painted Bunting

1 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Carolina Wren
2 Northern Cardinal
2 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  32
# of Recaptures:  7
# of Species:  12
Effort:  127.5 net-hours
Capture Rate:  30.6 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  24

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Michael Gamble