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SELECTED RECORDS OF ROSY-FINCH SIGHTINGS
NUMBERS AND SPECIES MIX
  (COPIED FROM SIGHTINGS LOG AT SANDIA CREST HOUSE)
Full Sightings Logs for each winter
CURRENT Winter of 2016-17 *
(PDF Format)
Logs from Prior Winters** (PDF):
 2004-2005   2005-2006   2006-2007   2007-2008   2008-2009
    2009-2010  2010-2011  2011-2012  2012-13    2013-2014*    2014-2015*    2015-2016*    2016-2017*
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Earliest arrival, dates and size of last rosy-finch flocks of season seen in past winters have been as follows:

WINTER
FEEDERS UP

FIRST BIRD LAST FLOCKS FLOCK SIZE
REMARKS, STRAGGLERS
1999-2000
NONE DECEMBER 5
MARCH 13
20+
--
2000-2001
NONE NOVEMBER 21
MARCH  05
170
4 more seen on MARCH 30, one on MARCH 31
2001-2002
FEBRUARY 2 DECEMBER 3
MARCH  29
12
5 seen on APRIL 6
2002-2003
OCTOBER 30 NOVEMBER 19
APRIL 08
24
1 seen APRIL 14
2003-2004
OCTOBER 19 NOVEMBER 15
MARCH 16
40-50
1 seen MARCH 17
2004-2005
NOVEMBER  6 NOVEMBER 7
APRIL 13
20-25
"a few" reported  APRIL 18 (not entered in log)
2005-2006
OCTOBER 26 NOVEMBER 12
APRIL 13
8-9
1 Black Rosy-Finch seen on April 19 & 20
2006-2007
OCTOBER 30 NOVEMBER 2
MARCH 25
~30
1 seen in flight on March 31
2007-2008 OCTOBER 31 OCTOBER 31 APRIL 4 ~20 1-2 seen until April 8
2008-2009 OCTOBER 27 NOVEMBER 6 March 31 ~12 1-6 seen through April 8
2009-2010OCTOBER 27OCTOBER 27April 90Mass exodus also in Taos Ski Valley April 8-9
2010-2011OCTOBER 26NOVEMBER 6April 5~20Few seen through April 8
2011-2012NOVEMBER 1NOVEMBER 7March 15~5-6
2012-2013NOVEMBER 13NOVEMBER 14March 28"All three species"Crest House closed, no sightings logs maintained
2013-2014OCTOBER 31NOVEMBER 6March 118-10Low numbers, very few Gray-crowned this season
2014-2015OCTOBER 29NOVEMBER 11March 18
~30
Flocks disappeared - no subsequent sightings
2015-2016
OCTOBER 29
NOVEMBER 1
March 21
~12
Feeders taken down March 31
2016-2017
OCTOBER 28
NOVEMBER 1




SELECTED RECORDS OF INTEREST FROM PRIOR WINTERS

Sandia Crest and Vicinity, Winters of 1999-2000 through 2003-2004 ONLY


DATE of
Observation
1999-2004
TOTAL
Number of
Individual R-f
NUMBER
of Gray-
Crowned R-f
NUMBER
of Black R-f
NUMBER
of Brown-
capped R-f
NUMBER
of Unkn/Un-
determined
R-f species
Remarks (e.g., time, where seen, behavior, flock sizes, names of observers)
5 DEC 1999
11+
1
2
0
8+
Chris Rustay and Doug Emkalns; first report of 99-00 winter
7 DEC 1999
30+
5
5+
2
18+
First life sightings for Ken & Mary Lou Schneider;  we began spreading seed on pavement of upper lot the next week
13 MAR 2000
20+
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Last sighting winter of 99-00;  Ken & Mary Lou
21 NOV 2000
10
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
All three species; first reported in winter 00-01; Ken & Mary Lou; we again spread seed on the parking lot.
22 JAN 2001
65
15+ ( 1 Hepburn race)
about 40
1 or 2

Hepburn's race noted by several observers this week; Ken &Mary Lou
5 MAR 2001
170
10 ( 1 Hepburn race)
135
30
0
In upper parking lot; largest number documented to date; Troy Corman of Phoenix, AZ
31 MAR 2001
1
0
1
0
0
Four birds seen previous day by unknown observer; last of winter of 00-01;  K& MLS with Neil Money of UK;
3 DEC 2001
2
0
0
2
0
First report winter 01-02; on 12/17/01 all 3 spp present; K & MLS; we put out seed on the upper parking lot.
13 JAN 2002
100
15 (Incl 3-4 Hepburn race)
70
10
?
Highest count this winter; Jerry Oldenettel of New Mexico
4 FEB 02
22
Not specified
Not specified
Not Specified
Not specified
First feeder was erected, at south end of lower parking lot
19 MAR 02
13
Present (incl 4 Hepburn's race)
Present
Present
?
So far there has not been a day that the Rosy-Finches have not been reported, since feeder was put up.  K&MLS
29 MAR 02
12
Present
0
Present
?
This was first report this winter that Black R-f's were not seen at Crest.  They were reported on 23 and 28 MAR. K&MLS (We also saw about 6-7 flying over on  4 APR)
6 APR 2002
5
0
5
0
5
Upper parking lot; last documented sighting winter of 01-02; and latest ever departure; John Clark of UK; feeders taken down April 9, 2002
DATE of
Observation
1999-2004

TOTAL Number of Individual R-f
NUMBER of Gray-
crowned R-f
NUMBER of Black R-f

NUMBER of Brown-
capped R-f
NUMBER of Unkn/Un-
determined R-f species
Remarks (e.g., time, where seen, behavior, flock sizes, names of observers)
30 OCT 2002
0
0
0
0
0
Installed two additional feeders for total of three
19 NOV 2002
50
6 (incl 1 Hepburn race)
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
All 3 spp seen at parking lot & 10K Trail head; earliest since 1999; Joyce Silagy of Leesport, PA; possible NOV 13 sighting by visiting birder was not documented.
30 NOV 2002
40
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
All 3 spp present at feeders.   Cathy Pasterczyk of Albuquerque documented first use of hanging feeder (go to photo link, above).
7 DEC 2002
Not specified
Present
(Incl Hepburn race)
Present
Present
Not specified
Between 11 AM and 3 PM; also saw Northern Pygmy-owl on wire opposite ski area; Robert Kyse of Rio Rancho, NM
13 DEC 2002
70+
25 (Incl 1 Hepburn race)
About 35
4
About 10
10:30 AM; largest number of Rosy-Finches this season to date; also Cassin's Finches and R-b Nuthatch;  Ken &Mary Lou
9 JAN 2003
58 & 30
2 of 30
13 of 30
5 of 30
10 in flock of 30
2  Hepburn's were seen on DEC 29 in Christmas Bird Count; 18 Cassin's Finch; N. Pygmy-owl appeared off deck at 3:30 PM on January 5; Ken Schneider
25 JAN 2003
100

6 (incl 1 Hepburn's race)
30
About 55
?9
First winter birds appear easier to identify as to species.   Many still have mottled appearance but species' colors show better; John Eriksson (1/29), Thursday Birders
15 FEB 2003
(New High for Season)
125

Present (Incl 3 Hepburn's race)
Present
Present
?
Dave DeReamus and group, of Easton, PA. Flocks visited more frequently during next few days, perhaps due to better snow cover.
6 MAR 2003

50
2 adult males (incl one Hepburn's)
15
20
About 12
Several observers, including Dr. George West and KS
10 MAR 2003
100
2 (incl 1 Hepburn's)
40-45
55-60
?
Gordon Ewing, Las Cruces, NM.  Also 1 possible female Purple Finch.
31 MAR
2003
35
2 (both Interior)
10
20+
0
No Hepburn's race present today but one was reported yesterday.  White-throated Swifts overhead.  Ken and Mary Lou  
8 APR
2003 (Last flock report)
24
2 (Both Interior race)
10
12

Ken and Mary Lou; Tom Duncan.
14 APR
2003 (Last sighting of season)
1
1 (Interior race)
0
0
0
Don Peterson, Virginia.  Don also saw 2 Gray-crowned (Interior) on April 12).  Feeders were taken down on April 16, 2003.
DATE of
Observation 1999-2004
TOTAL Number of
Individual R-f
NUMBER
of Gray-
Crowned R-f
NUMBER
of Black R-f
NUMBER
of Brown-
capped R-f
NUMBER
of Unkn/Un-
determined
R-f species
Remarks (e.g., time, where seen, behavior, flock sizes, names of observers)
DATE of Observation 1999-2004 TOTAL Number of
Individual  R-f
NUMBER
of Gray-
Crowned R-f
NUMBER
of Black R-f
NUMBER
of Brown-
capped R-f
NUMBER
of Unkn/Un-
determined
R-f species
Remarks (e.g., time, where seen, behavior, flock sizes, names of observers)
9 OCT 2003
0
0
0
0
0
Feeders were put up and filled on October 19, 2003
15 NOV
2003 (First sighting)
3
0
3
0

Gary Parker of Albuquerque noted this sighting in the book at Crest House Visitors Center.
16 NOV
2003
6
0
3
3

Randy Floyd of Oregon; Bob Schutsky of Peach Bottom, PA, at 1:00 PM.  Other visitors and Crest House staff also saw the birds.
23 NOV
2003
15+
0
15
1
0
Bob Schutsky had flocks visit several times between 7:30 and 10:00 AM. Aziza Cooper of Albuquerque, at 10:50 AM.
24 NOV
2003 (Negative report)
0
0
0
0
0
M&M Walsh of Vermont observed from 9:15 AM to 4:15 PM and saw no rosy-finches.  This was the first of 5 "Negative Report Days" this winter, when birders actively looked for but failed to see any rosy-finches.  The other days were January 6,13 and 18, 2003, and February 10, 2004.
25 NOV
2003
24
?
4+
?
?
Ken S. and Dan Benton at 9:30 AM.  Flock did not land to permit better ID
07 DEC
2003
(First Gray- crowned)
11
1 (Hepburn's)
10
0
0
Jonathan and Linda Batkin of Santa Fe and Tim Beeke of Michigan; CHUKAR AND 10 PINE GROSBEAKS ALSO PRESENT
13 DEC
2003
30
0
30
0
0
3:30 PM K&ML. This flock plus 1 G-c arfermat@YAHOO.COMnd 2 B-c reported by other observers past 3 days.  Good snow cover.
23 DEC
2003
40+
"few"
"mostly"
0
?
Carl Lundblad, NM
30 DEC
2003
30+
1
(Hepburn's)
30
0
0
11:05 AM John Parmeter, Bill Wittman, K&MLS
4 JAN
2004
50+
1-2
50
0
0
Rio Grande Bird Research banders
9 JAN
2004
~50
1
(Hepburn's)
~50
0
0
11:18 AM by Paul Gardner of Columbus, OH
15 JAN
2004
35, 15, 21
1, 0, 1

34, 15, 20
0
0
Three flocks appeared between 9:53 AM and 10:40 PM.  Chukar still present. Clark's Nutcracker reported previous day not seen.
16 JAN
2004
40-60
3
40-50
0
0
Several observers, including Tyler Bell and Jane Kostenko of California, MD, who also saw N. Pygmy-owl at 3.6 mi mark on NM-14 at dusk.
20 JAN
2004
20-40
3 (incl. one Hepburn's)
20-40
0
0
Several flocks between 9:30 and 10:30 AM.  K & ML.
30 JAN-
02 FEB 2004
50+ or -
0 to 1 or 2
(1 Hepburn's)
40-50
(Possibly) 1on 01 FEB
0
Multiple observers, daily.  Rio Grande Bird Research banded 17 Black and 1 Gray-crowned (Hepburn's) on 01 FEB.  George & Marty Kamp of Tulsa OK also saw 4 Pine Grosbeak along Crest Road on 30 JAN
03 FEB
2004
50-60
2
(1 Hepburn's)
50-60
0
0
K & ML.  Birds appeared at deck feeder 4x between 10:00 and 11:00 AM.  Chukar present.
08 FEB
2004
40+
1+
30+
?
?
Group from OKC and Tulsa, OK saw this flock "hit and run" between 10:15 to 10:45 AM.  T Duncan reported a flock of 35-45 between 2 and 4 PM. Chukae present.
11 FEB
2004 (Largest flock)
~80
? (present)
~50
0
?
Tami Bulow of Lakewood, Co and Dave Weaver of Sandia Park, NM recorded several flocks between 9:45 Am and 3:45 PM
13-15 FEB
2004
25, 50+
?
25
0
?
"Mixed flock reported by Margie Hlava, and 25 Blacks by Susan Grubelich (Both birders from Albuquerque)
17 FEB
2004
40+
2 (incl one Hepburn's)
40+
0
0
At 11:20 AM by Ken and Mary Lou Schneider.  Hepburn's did not have a band.
21 FEB
2004
40-50
15+ (including 1-2 Hepburn's
40+
1 Probable
?
At 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM by Matt Rockmore of PA
23 FEB
2004
50, 50-75
0, "mostly" (?)
~50, ?
0,0
?
Two flocks, 12 Noon and 1:10 PM, with separate species mix. Birder from Kinglsey, Iowa, who was uncertain as to G-c ID.
1 MAR
2004
30-40
1
30+
0
?
Flock visited 9:15 - 10:45 AM.  Art Braun of Bloomington, MN.  Hepburn's subspecies seen next day by a local birder.
9 MAR
2004
30-35
1 (Interior)
15-20
0
10-20
Watched from 9:30 AM and only had one flock visit, at 11:05.  K&MLS.
16 MAR
2004
40-50
1 (Interior)
20-30
0
?
Many indeterminate Blk vs. Gr-cr immature birds. Same problem MAR 17 with the one bird that appeared. Mult. obs.
17 MAR
2004
(Last sighting )
1
0
1
0
0
Several observers saw a lone presumed Black Rosy-Finch.  No subsequent sightings were reported.  Feeders were taken down on March 30th.

Sandia Crest House Rosy-Finch

Current Banding Schedule and Results Summary (as available)

Current Rosy-Finch Banding Schedule

RIO GRANDE BIRD RESEARCH, INC.

SANDIA CREST HOUSE

SANDIA ROSY-FINCH BANDING PROJECT

2016/2017 WINTER SCHEDULE




December


Traps Open/Close 
4 (SUN) 10:00/14:00
11 (SUN) 10:00/14:00



January


Traps Open/Close 
1  (SUN) 10:00/14:00
8 (SUN) 10:00/14:00
15 (SUN) 10:00/14:00
22 (SUN) 10:00/14:00
29 (SUN)) 10:00/14:00



February


Traps Open/Close 
 
5 (SUN) 10:00/14:00
12 (SUN) 10:00/14:00
19 (SUN) 10:00/14:00
26 (SUN)
10:00/14:00



March


Traps Open/Close
5 (SUN) 10:00/14:00
TBD 10:00/14:00






ROSY-FINCH BANDING RECORDS

LINKS TO updated SPREADSHEETS (PDF) :

1. Banding records by YEAR to Present  (PDF)       2. RECAPTURE Summary, all Species, all Years (PDF)

NEWLY BANDED ROSY-FINCHES, BY WINTER

  *2004-2017 Updated only thru MARCH, 2016-- updated PDF copies (above) only include first sheet of reports --
for full current data visit the BANDING RECORDS BY SESSION spreadsheet (XLS)
and RECAPTURE Spreadsheet (XLS)














*
*
*
Species Jan - Mar 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013  2014 2014 2015 2015   2016* Totals*%
ALL SEASONS*
                           *  *(rounded)
Black 22 34 221 575 71 63 48 197 38 67 5 29 56 142653
Brown-capped   50 47 8 294 168 58 13 18 21 3 6 27 713
27
Gray-crowned (Interior) 7 13 25 87 69 37 8 32 2 14   3 81
37914
G-crowned (Hepburns)     5 104 29 7   13       1 10 1696
                             
Totals 29 97 298 774 463 275 114 255 58 102 8 39 175 2687100.00
































































Species Jan - Mar 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013  2014 2014 2015 2015   2016 Totals%
ALL SEASONS
                             
Black 22 34 221 575 71 63 48 197 38 67 5 29 56
142653
Brown-capped   50 47 8 294 168 58 13 18 21 3 6 27 71327
Gray-crowned 7 13 30 191 98 44 8 45 2 14   4 92
548
20
                             
Totals 29 97 298 774 463 275 114 255 58 102 8 39 175 2687100.00


 




























Percentage














Species Jan - Mar 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013  2014 2014 2015 2015   2016 Totals%
ALL SEASONS
                             
% Black 76 35 74 74 15 23 42 77 66 66 63 74 55 142653
% Brown-capped   52 16 1 63 61 51 5 31 21 38 15 25 71327
% Gray-crowned 24 13 10 25 21 16 7 18 3 14   10 66 548
20
                             
%Totals 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 2687100.00


















RECAPTURED ROSY-FINCHES 2003-2015

VISIT THE RECAPTURE SPREADSHEET LINK  FOR LATEST CURRENT (2015-2016) DATA and ADDITIONAL FEATURES

NOTES: "It is interesting seeing that we seem to get a higher percentage of the Brown-capped returning (16% ver 10.88% for Blacks). 
Gray-crowned returns are very low overall (less than 4% of the total banded). 
We have seen the highest percentage of birds returning from the season 2008/2009 (22.55%). 
Our second best season is 2005/2006.  That is the year from which the 9-year old female black was banded originally".
(Nancy Cox of banding team)
















RECAPTURES ALL SEASONS 2003-3015

TOTAL BANDED BY SEASON
2003-2015













SEASON BLRF BCRF GCRF Totals
BLRF BCRF GCRF Totals
% of returns
         
       
 
2003/2004 4   1 5
22   7 29
17.24
2004/2005 7 9 0 16
34 50 13 97
16.49
2005/2006 46 9 1 56
221 47 30 298
18.79
2006/2007 32 1 9 42
575 8 191 774
5.43
2007/2008 8 42 5 55
71 294 98 463
11.88
2008/2009 21 40 1 62
63 168 44 275
22.55
2009/2010 1 3 0 4
48 58 8 114
3.51
2010/2011 26 2 1 29
197 13 45 255
11.37
2011/2012 2 3 0 5
38 18 2 58
8.62
2012/2013 1 1 0 2
67 21 14 102
1.96
2013/2014       0
5 3   8
0.00
2014/2015 1     1
29 6 4 39
2.56
         
       
 
totals 149 110 18 277
1370 686 456 2512
11.03
% of returns 53.79 39.71 6.50 100.00






banded totals 1370 686 456 2512






% of banded 10.88 16.03 3.95 11.03
 










 






 4 Hepburn's

 






14 interior

 




























 PRIOR YEARS RECAPTURE SUMMARY (ROSY-FINCHES) 2006-2011 ONLY












See Recapture Notes by Winter, below





















WINTER IN WHICH RECAPTURED



















DATE BANDED
# Banded
2011-2012
TOTALS
2010-2011
TOTALS
 2009-2010
 Totals   
2008-2009
Totals
2007-2008
Totals
2006-2007
Totals
TOTALS,
All Winters




















winter
2004-2005
N=97 
    0 206311



















winter 2005/2006
N=298

07
7192558



















winter 2006/2007
N=773
145
723-40



















winter 2007/2008
N=462
302820--51



















winter 2008/2009
N=276
3150---54



















winter
2009-2010
N=112
32----5



















winter
2010-2011
N=251
17-----17



















TOTALS 27792344828236





























RECAPTURE NOTES (Winter of 2011-2012 ):

02/26/12:  Sixteen recaptures from previous seasons of which 11 were ones not seen yet this season:  One Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (interior race) that was originally banded on 1/23/2011, now in her 3rd year.  One Black originally banded on 12/3/2006, now in his 7th year, and 2 BKs in their 3rd year, 1 BK at least 3 years old, 3 birds that were in their 5th year (2 BC and 1 BK),  one BC was at least 4 years old, one BK that was in its 6th year and one BK at least 6 years old.
02/05/12:  11 from previous seasons.  Five of these previous season birds we had already seen this season 
01/08/12: 2  Blacks from Jan - Feb 2011
12/11/11: recaptured 3 Blacks originally banded in the winter 2010-2011
11/20/11:
 recaptured 1 Black Rosy-Finch, a second year bird first banded on January 16, 2011.  In other words she is still a second year bird.
11/27/11:  One recapture of a Black that was banded the prior week















RECAPTURE NOTES (Winter of 2010-2011):

3/6/11:
 63 recaptures: 51 Blacks, 4 Brown-capped, and 8 Gray-crowned (7 interiors and 1 Hepburn's), all from this season except for one Black originally banded in December 2006 and is now a 6 year old.
2/19/11:  79 recaptures were all from this season except for 1 Black from a previous season, already encountered earlier this season: 60  Blacks, 6  Brown-capped, and 13  Gray-crowned (5 Hepburn's and 8 interior).
2/13/11: 106 recaptures: 85  Blacks, 6  Brown-capped and 15 Gray-crowns (5 Hepburns, 10 interior).   2 repeats from previous years, (A Hepburns that was 1st banded on Jan 14  2007 and a Black that was 1st banded on Dec 3 2006).
1/23/11: 39 recaptures, all from this season: 32 Blacks, 5 Brown-capped and 2 Gray-crowned
1/16/11: No recaptures
12/12/10:  9 recaptures. all Black Rosy-Finches from this season
12/5/10:  recaptured 2 more Blacks, one was banded last week-end and one was one originally banded on 12/13/2009.
11/28/10: recaptured 3 birds from previous seasons.  One was a female Black Rosy-Finch originally banded on 1/7/2007.  She is now in her 5th year.  We caught a Gray-crowned (interior race) that was originally banded 1/4/2009.  She is now an “after third year” bird.  And, we caught a male Brown-capped Rosy-Finch that we originally banded on 1/31/10.  He is a second year bird.









RECAPTURE NOTES (Winter of 2009-2010):

2/28/10:  recaptured 124 Rosy-Finches.  Seven of these were birds from previous seasons that we had not seen before.  One was a Black Rosy-Finch that we originally banded on 5 February 2005.  She is now in her 7th year
2/21/1     0:  77 recaptures of which 11 were birds from previous seasons that we had not yet seen this season.  There were at least three 6 year old birds in this group.  
1/31/10:  89 recaptures of which 32 were from previous seasons, and 21 of these were not already seen this season.  Two of these were Black Rosy-Finches originally banded in the winter of 2005/2006.  Our best bird was a Brown-capped Rosy-Finch that Ryan originally banded on December 27, 2004 as a hatch year bird!  This bird (a female) is now 7 years old!
1/17/10: 3 Rosy-Finches from 2007/2008 season (1 Black and 2 Brown-capped)
1/10/10: 2 Rosy-Finches from previous seasons.  One was a Gray-crowned (interior) that we originally banded in January 2007.  It is now a 5 year old bird.  The other was a Brown-capped that we banded in February 2009.  It is now a 3 year old.
12/13/09: 5 Brown-capped and 3 Blacks.  Four were from the winter of 2007/2008 and 2 were from the winter 2008/2009
12.6/09: 1 Black Rosy-Finch originally banded on January 11, 2009.
11/22/09: 11 recaptures, including one Black Rosy-Finch originally banded on November 27, 2005, making it is more than 6 years old, as it was an adult when originally captured.  We had seen this bird back in February of this year. Also caught one female Brown-capped that we originally banded on December 30, 2007.  It is now a 3 year old. WBNU= One White-breasted Nuthatch banded last winter.
11/07/09: 1 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch that was originally banded in February 2009




RECAPTURE NOTES (Winter of 2008-2009)

03/15/09: 25 recaptures (some from this winter and some from previous years).  One of the recaptures was a Black Rosy-Finch male from the winter 2005/2006.  He is now a 5 year old and is gorgeous.  We also had a Brown-capped male that we originally banded during the 2007/2008 winter.  He is now at least an after second year bird.  We recaptured another 5 Rosy-Finches from previous seasons but they were ones we have already seen this season.
03/08/09: 5 recaptures-- one female Hepburn's originally banded on 27 January 2008, now an after third year bird; one female Black Rosy-Finch originally banded on 10 December 2006, now 4 years old; one male Black Rosy-Finch, originally banded on 26 November 2006, also a 4 year old. (Transmitters were placed on the latter two birds);also two Brown-capped Rosy-Finches, one  from 2 December 2007 and the other was from 24 February 2008.
03/01/09:  24 total. Most were 1st banded this season. We had all 3 species as recaptures.   2 recaptures (Blacks) were originally banded in 2006.  They are both now 5 year old birds.
02/22/09:  68 previously banded Rosy-Finches of which 12 were from past seasons.  6 of these were  Blacks and 6 were Brown-capped.  Two of the Blacks were originally banded in the 2005/2006 season, 2 were banded in the 2006/2007 season and 2 were banded in the 2007/2008 season.  Only one Brown-capped was originally banded in the 2005/2006 season and 5  were originally banded in the 2007/2008 season.  Overall the recaptures were 41 Brown-capped, 20 Blacks and 7 Gray-crowned (1 Hepburn's and 6 Interiors).
02/15/09: 59 repeats.  One was a Black that had one of our radio transmitters.  It is still working.  Six of the repeats were from previous seasons.  There were two Brown-capped that were originally banded in the winter of 2007/2008, one Gray-crowned (Hepburn's) from 2006/2007 and one Gray-crowned (Interior) from 2007/2008.  The oldest repeats were Blacks but we had already seen them this season.  One was banded in the 2005/2006 season and the other was banded in the 2006/2007 season.
02/08/09: No recaptures
02/01/09: Recaptured a Brown-capped Rosy-Finch that was originally banded on 12/2/2007. This week, Kim Potter, a bander in Colorado, recaptured a Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch banded at Sandia Crest on January 20, 2008.  This is the first recapture by another bander.
01/18 & 01/25/2009:
No recaptures
01/11/2009:
Recaptured 2 Rosy-Finches from previous seasons.  One was a Gray-crowned (interior race) female originally banded on 12/30/2007.  It was an adult then so it is now an after third year bird.  The second was a male Black, originally banded on 11/26/2006.  It was a hatch year bird then and is now a 4th year bird.
01/04/2009: Only 4 recaptures of which all were Brown-caps from this season.
12/07/2008: The 1 recapture was a Brown-capped originally banded on 3/2/08.
12/21/2008: 2 recaptures from previous seasons.  One was a Black that we originally banded on 12/10/2006 and one Brown-capped that we banded on 3/2/2008










RECAPTURE NOTES (Winter of 2007-2008):

11/25/07: Recaptured 3 Black-Rosy Finches - 2 were originally banded in December 2006 and the 3rd was first banded in November 2005 as an after hatch year, making it at least 3 years old.  The repeat Black Rosy-Finch that was from 2005 was also caught in January 2007.
12/02/07: Of the 30 recaptures, 2  were Gray-crowns (Interior race) that were originally banded on January 7, 2007.  One was in its second year when we banded it and the other was what we call after second year.  The breakdown of the recaptures was:  13 Brown-capped, 15 Blacks, and 2 Gray-crowned.
12/09/07: Forty recaptures today. We have now recaptured a total of 24 Rosy-Finches from previous seasons.  Three Brown-capped Rosy-Finches were originally banded in December 2004.  Seven birds came from the winter 2005-2006 (2 Blacks, 1 Gray-crowned, and 4 Brown-capped).  Fourteen were originally banded during the winter 2006-2007 (10 Blacks, 3 Gray-crowned, and 1 Brown-capped).
12/30/07:  Only 4 recaptures.  We had one Gray-crowned that we originally banded on 1/21/2007.  The other 3 repeats were from this season.
01/13/08: We had 5 recaptures, none from any previous season.
08/20/08:  3 repeats from this year
01/27/08:  119 recaptures, mostly sam-season, but we did get another Black and Gray-crowned (Hepburn's) from last season (2006/2007), 4 more Blacks from the 2005/2006 season and best of all, one Brown-capped from the winter of 2004/2005.  That makes a total of 32 birds that are from previous seasons (4 from 2004/2005, 11 from 2005/2006 and 17 from 2006/2007).
02/03/08: 25 recaptures (5 Blacks, 5 Gray-crowned and 15 Brown-capped).  One of the repeat Blacks was first banded during the  winter 2006/2007 season.
02/10/08: 21 recaptures: 3 Hepburn's from this season, one interior Gray-crowned, 2 Blacks, and 15 Brown-capped.  All the recaptures (21 in all) were from this season's banding.
02/17/08: 64 recaptures (46 Brown-capped, 3 Blacks, and 15 Gray-crowned (12 interiors and 3 Hepburn's).  Of these recaptures, we had 3 that were from the 2006/2007 season.  Two of them were Blacks and one was a Gray-crowned Interior.  We have now seen 36 birds from previous seasons.
02/24/08: 83 recaptures. We processed 102 birds today.  Most of them were already banded birds.  We only banded 19 new birds (16 Brown-capped, 1 Gray-crowned Hepburn's, 2 Gray-crowned Interiors). We recaptured 18 Blacks (all but 3 from this winter), 50 Brown-capped (all but one from this winter), and 15 Gray-crowned  (all from this winter, 11 Interiors and 4 Hepburn's).  The 3 Blacks consisted of 2 that we first banded in the winter of 2006/2007 and 1 that we originally banded in the winter of 2005/2006.    The Brown-capped recapture was one we originally banded on 12/5/2004.
03/02/08:  176 recaptures among the 194 captured today,  including another 7 that originally banded in previous years.  Five were Blacks and 2 were Brown-capped.  All the Blacks were originally banded during the winter of 2005/2006.  One of the Brown-capped also was originally banded that same season but the other one was originally banded December 27, 2004.  The breakdown for the repeats was 113 Brown-capped, 30 Blacks, and 33 Gray-crowned (26 Interiors and 7 Hepburn's).
03/09/2008: 7 recaptures, and newly banded only 3 birds - 2 Brown-capped Rosy-Finches and 1 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Interior race).  The repeats were all from this season and consisted of 3 Brown-capped, 2 Blacks and 2 Gray-crowned (one of each race).
03/16/08: 1 recapture,  a Black Rosy-Finch originally banded on January 22, 2006.  That brings us to 48 birds we have recaptured this year that were from previous seasons.  Only one newly banded Brown-capped, making 288 Brown-caps banded for this season
03/23/08: 15 recaptures (13 Brown-capped and 2 Blacks), all from this season.
We banded another 13 Rosy-Finches today.  We caught and banded 2 more Hepburn's (thanks to Cole), 4 more Gray-crowned Interiors and 7 more Brown-capped.



















OTHER SPECIES BANDED (Winters 2007-2010)










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Steller's Jay 1














Cassin's Finch 2














Pine Siskin 2 3













Steller's Jay 1














Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 3













Hairy Woodpeker 1














Mountain Chickadee
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White-breasted Nuthatch

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