Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Another FOS: Eastern Screech-Owl!!

It was a slow day today with 18 new birds and 8 recaptures of 10 different species, and the humidity was back in full force compared to yesterday. The most exciting part of the day came early in the morning where we found a hatch-year Eastern Screech-Owl in one of our nets! This was another first of the season and the first time I have gotten to hold and see a screech owl this close up! It has already been a more exciting season compared to my banding season in NC over the summer and we're just getting started!


Eastern Screech-Owl (hatch-year, sex unknown)

1 Eastern Screech-Owl
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Wren
1 American Redstart
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Waterthrush
7 Prairie Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
4 Painted Bunting

1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Carolina Wren
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Northern Cardinal
4 Painted Bunting

# of Birds Banded: 18
# of Recaptures: 8
# of Species: 10
Effort: 127.5 net-hours
Capture Rate: 20.4 birds/100 net-hours

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Michael Gamble
Ryan Donnelly