It's been a long day! Forgive my laziness...
We banded 89 new birds along with 22 recaptures of 24 different species.
The early morning burst of activity trailed off by mid-morning but we still banded 93 new birds and recaptured 5 birds of 20 species. This is a time of transition as the tropical migrants catches begin tailing off and the wintering birds begin to arrive. Today we caught a mix of migrants and wintering birds coming through the site. Migrating birds we caught included Black-and-white, Palm, Black-throated Blue,Nashville Warbler, Northern Waterthrush and recaptured a Yellow Warbler. The wintering species that are passing through the site, but may stay, included Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Swamp Sparrow and Gray Catbirds.
The recaptured Yellow Warbler was originally banded on the 13th October and had put on 1.3g in weight as fat ready for its onward journey south. This represents a 13% increase in body weight in three days - equivalent to a 180lb person gaining 23lbs in three days.
|Nashville Warbler (Hatch year, unknown)|
|Species||Captain Sam's||Little Bear|
|Black and White Warbler||-||-||2||-|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler||1||-||1||-|
|Palm Warbler (Western)||1||-||3||-|
|Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)||2||-||2||-|
|Banding Stats||Captain Sam's||Little Bear||TOTAL|
|# Birds Banded||89||94||183|
|# of Recaptures||22||5||27|
|# of Species||24||20||29|
|Capture Rate (birds/100 net-hours)||87.1||132.0||103.7|
Aaron Given (CS)
Mattie VandenBoom (CS)
Chris Snook (LB)
Nancy Raginski (LB)
Sean McElaney (CS)
Casey Weissburg (LB)
Michael Gamble (CS)
Ryan Donnelly (CS)