vrijdag 28 oktober 2011

A short banding session in between the rainshowers

Rain again this morning.. We slept in a bit and it was not until 9.40 that we could open. The radar looked positive; not any showers coming. After we opened it became clear that the radar had lied! Rain was on its way again. We had the nets open for two hours orso but it already started raining earlier. In the dry period we trapped a good amount of birds: 84 birds. 65 new spread over 14 species. There were some good species among those such as Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Orange-crowned Warbler and a male Downy Woodpecker.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 -
Black-capped Chickadee 1 -
Winter Wren 1 -
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12 -
Hermit Thrush 1 -
Cedar Waxwing 11 -
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 -
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6 -
Field Sparrow 4 -
Song Sparrow 1 -
Swamp Sparrow 4 -
White-throated Sparrow 17 -
White-crowned Sparrow 1 -
American Goldfinch 4 -

Total 65, 14 species

Downy Woodpecker, hatching year male
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, hatching year male
Orange-crowned Warbler, prying its bill!

For now, it's owl time!! or not... 0 owls tonight

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