November 2010 Banding Activities

Two efforts were made at the Hummer House during the month of November. Both were on sections of the ranch where banding is seldom attempted. The first effort was near the South Concho River where eighteen Hermit Thrushes were banded in a very short period of time. The most unusual birds encountered on this effort were the second and third Song Sparrows banded at the Hummer House. A week later another banding effort was conducted on the east side of the ranch. This first bird pulled out of the net during this effort was a Golden Crowned Kinglet which was the first of this species banded on the ranch. Two Pyrrhuloxia were also banded. They are common across the area but they are not often banded at the Hummer House. The most common birds of the day were White-crowned Sparrows.