Wednesday, October 22, 2014

22 October 2014

Gusty winds kept our numbers down with only 47 new birds and 19 recaptures. However, we did have a high level of diversity with 20 different species. In addition to the high species diversity, we also had a large amount of movement in the skies above our nets. Throughout the day we observed a large kettles of Turkey Vultures migrating south as well as a large flock of Tree Swallows.  Unfortunately, none of the Tree Swallows found their way into our nets, but we are still optimistic.

NEW BIRDS
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
4 Eastern Phoebe
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Hermit Thrush
21 Gray Catbird
1 Ovenbird
3 Common Yellowthroat
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
2 Black-throated Blue Warbler
4 Palm Warbler (Western)
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Swamp Sparrow
1 Painted Bunting

RECAPTURES
1 Carolina Chickadee
13 Gray Catbird
3 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Swamp Sparrow

BANDING STATS
# of New Birds:  47
# of Recaptures:  19
# of Species:  20
Effort:  119.0 net-hours
Capture Rate:  55.5 birds/100 net-hours
# of Nets:  23

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