It was your average mid-November day out at Captain Sam’s today with 36 new birds and 17 recaptures, made up of 7 species. In order to make it to 5,000 new birds for the season, we need to average 33 new birds a day for the rest of the season. We are hoping to see more bird activity over weekend with a cold front moving through on Friday, which will hopefully give us an edge in reaching our goal of 5,000 new birds for the season.
An initial rush of birds in the first net round got our hopes up for another morning like yesterday.
The catch dropped off quickly with the increase in wind from the South west. We final totaled 20 new birds and 4 recaptures of 7 species.
After a few days without catching any Painted Buntings, 3 show up in one day! There were teasing sights of large numbers of Tree Swallows flying around the site but not low enough to be caught. One Song Sparrow has picked a small tree opposite the banding table as a song perch - we have yet to see if it is a banded bird. We are looking forward to tomorrow's cold front!
|Species||Captain Sam's||Little Bear|
|Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)||22||1||10||1|
|Banding Stats||Captain Sam's||Little Bear||TOTAL|
|# Birds Banded||36||20||56|
|# of Recaptures||16||4||20|
|# of Species||9||7||10|
|Capture Rate (birds/100 net-hours)||39.6||37.7||39.0|
Aaron Given (CS)
Mattie VandenBoom (CS)
Chris Snook (LB)
Nancy Raginski (LB)
Sean McElaney (CS)
Casey Weissburg (LB)
Michael Gamble (CS)
Ryan Donnelly (CS)