Friday, November 20, 2015

1000 Recaptures for the Season


We banded 20 new birds and had 10 recaptures of 7 different species today.  The Yellow-breasted Chat was kind of surprise although we have banded a few in late November over the years.  We also recaptured the Prairie Warbler that we banded on Wednesday.  He still had to no fat...  The 10 recaptures from today put us over the 1000 recap mark for the season!  That's gonna be a long and tedious process to analyze all those recaptures.

Wind is going to be an issue almost all week.  We are also going to experience some much colder temperatures.  I'm not sure how all of this will affect the rest of the season but I'm guessing it is not going to help too much.  The colder temps could bring in new birds but the wind will most likely keep them out of the nets.


New Birds
1 Hermit Thrush
18 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Yellow-breasted Chat

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Hermit Thrush
2 Gray Catbird
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Swamp Sparrow

Banding Stats
# of New Birds:  20
# of Recaptures:  10
# of Species:  7
Effort:  118.6 net-hours
Capture Rate:  25.3 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  25 (6 nets closed early due to wind)

Banding Staff
Aaron Given
Michael Gamble
Nancy Raginski
Casey Weissburg
Ryan Donnelly

Little Bear closed for the season on 11/17.