Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29, Late Ruby-throated Hummingbird

It was a somewhat slow morning around the banding station, we caught 25 new birds and 17 recaptures representing 13 species. We did not band any remarkable new species, but we did capture a Ruby-throated Hummingbird today. It was quite late in the season for hummingbirds, the most recent ruby-throat that we caught this season was on September 12th. We also caught another Orange-crowned Warbler, bringing our total for this season up to four. 

Hatch Year Female Orange-crowned Warbler


NEW BIRDS
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Gray Catbird
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
4 Common Yellowthroat
3 Western Palm Warbler
11 Yellow-rumped Warbler
4 Swamp Sparrow

RECAPTURES
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 House Wren
1 Hermit Thrush
7 Gray Catbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting

BANDING STATS
# of New Birds: 25
# of Recaptures: 17
# of Species: 13
Effort: 181.5 net-hours
Capture Rate: 23.1 birds/100 net hours
# of Nets: 23

BANDING STAFF
Aaron Given
Mattie VandenBoom
William Oakley 
Libby Natola
Matt Zak