|Date: ||Sat, 3 Nov 2007 17:39:04 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||Charlie <cmmbirds@YAHOO.COM>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Charlie <cmmbirds@YAHOO.COM>|
|Subject: ||banding at Panol Mountain SP|
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11/3/07 Rockdale County, GA
Today we opened 5 nets at Panola Mountain State Park, from 8:30 until
11:40. Nets were set up in an area which is being managed to bring
back native warm season grasses and forbes, and which has a new
man-made wetland. We plan to band birds at this area approximately
every two weeks through the winter.
We caught the following:
22 Song Sparrows
10 Field Sparrows
5 Swamp Sparrows
1 “Slate-colored” Dark-eyed Junco
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Western Palm Warbler
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
41 birds in 15 net-hours is pretty good for this time of year.
Of particular note was a Field Sparrow we caught with deformed feet.
The left foot had only tiny stumps for 2 toes, one 1/2 length toe and
one toe that was twisted slightly. It appeared to me to be a genetic
defect, rather than result of a disease or injury.
This was QUITE different from 2 weeks ago when, in the same place, we
hardly saw sparrows, caught over 2 dozen Western Palm Warblers and
had to wrestle the Eastern Bluebirds out of the nets. Amazing how
the seasons change and bring new excitement.
Some of the funding for equipment is a result of a grant from the
Georgia Ornithological Society. Georgia DNR staff have been generous
of their time and assistance.
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