Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Back to Work

It was nice to get back to the banding station after a week long hiatus because of Hurricane Matthew. We had a pretty good day with 67 new birds and 19 recaptures of 17 different species.  A large majority of what we banded today were Gray Catbirds.  The highlight of today was our first (and quite possibly the only) Bay-breasted Warbler of the season.

Bay-breasted Warbler (After hatch year, female) 

We hauled all the equipment back out to Little Bear this afternoon.  The trails and net lanes needed some work so we cleared all the downed trees and brush that had fallen during the storm.  We are planning to get the nets up tomorrow and should be back to banding on Thursday.  


2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 White-eyed Vireo
3 House Wren
1 Northern Mockingbird
44 Gray Catbird
9 Common Yellowthroat
2 Palm Warbler ( Western)
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Painted Bunting

1 Downy Woodpecker
3 Carolina Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
1 House Wren
1 Brown Thrasher
3 Gray Catbird
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
5 Northern Cardinal
1 Painted. Bunting

# of Birds Banded:  67
# of Recaptures:  19
# of Species:  17
Effort:  120.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  71.7 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  24