Friday, November 17, 2017

Late Cape May Warbler

CAPTAIN SAM'S

Bird activity picked up a little bit today with 37 new birds and 16 recaptures of 11 different species.  While Yellow-rumped Warblers made up a bulk of today's catch, there were a couple of surprises mixed in including a late Cape May Warbler and a Northern Parula.

The Cape May Warbler was a hatch-year female wearing a really drab plumage.  From it's profile, this bird is non-descript and could pose an ID challenge.  But when viewed head on, the bird's "tiger stripes" are revealed.  This is a good field mark for Cape May Warblers in any plumage but especially when you run across one with a more muted exterior.

-Aaron

Cape May Warbler (hatch-year, female)

Cape May Warrbler (hatch-year, female)




SpeciesCaptain Sam'sLittle Bear
NewRecapsNewRecaps
Eastern Phoebe
1
-
-
-
Carolina Chickadee
-
2
-
-
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
1
-
-
Gray Catbird
-
2
-
-
Swamp Sparrow
1
2
-
-
White-throated Sparrow
1
-
-
-
Common Yellowthroat
2
-
-
-
Cape May Warbler
1
-
-
-
Northern Parula
1
-
-
-
Palm Warbler (Western)
1
-
-
-
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
27
9
-
-
 Banding StatsCaptain Sam'sLittle BearTOTAL
# Birds Banded
37
-
37
# of Recaptures
16
-
16
# of Species
11
-
11
Effort (net-hours)
155.4
-
155.4
Capture Rate (birds/100 net-hours)
34.1
-
34.1
# of Nets
26
-
26


Banding Staff
Aaron Given (CS)

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