Thursday, August 27, 2015


Today we banders were treated to slightly cooler and less humid weather.  Despite the cooler temperatures, bird activity was still slow with only 13 new birds and 6 recaptures, made up of 9 species.  The highlight of the morning goes to our second Eastern Screech-Owl of the season.  The owl captured this morning was another young bird that was still in the process of molting out of its juvenal plumage.  With winds from the north tonight, we should see an increase in bird activity for tomorrow. 

Eastern Screech-Owl (hatch year, sex unknown)

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

1 Black and White Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Painted Bunting

# of New Birds:  13
# of Recaptures:  6
# of Species:  9
Effort:  108.2 net-hours
Capture Rate:  17.6 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  25

Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
Michael Gamble
Nancy Raginski
Ryan Donnelly