Well, the cold front has arrived bringing much cooler temperatures and a strong north wind into our area but sadly not the big push of birds we were hoping for. The strong gusty winds prevented us from opening some of our nets and eventually forced us to close down all together. In our wind shortened morning at Captain Sam’s, we managed to catch 22 new birds and 9 recaptures, comprised of 7 species. Similar conditions are forecasted for tomorrow which will likely put a damper on which nets we are able to operate and the overall bird activity.
The strong winds continued from yesterday. Little Bear has a more open habit than Captain Sam's making it more susceptible to Northerly winds. These constraints allowed us to open only 5 nets for just under 3 hours. Very few birds were seen or heard leading to a disappointingly low catch of 5 new birds and one recaptured bird of 4 species.
|Species||Captain Sam's||Little Bear|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler||1||-||-||-|
|Banding Stats||Captain Sam's||Little Bear||TOTAL|
|# Birds Banded||22||5||27|
|# of Recaptures||9||1||10|
|# of Species||7||4||10|
|Capture Rate (birds/100 net-hours)||61.9||66.7||62.6|
Aaron Given (CS)
Mattie VandenBoom (CS)
Chris Snook (LB)
Nancy Raginski (LB)
Sean McElaney (LB)
Casey Weissburg (CS)
Michael Gamble (CS)