Thursday, July 17, 2014

This season by the numbers

  Despite the population being roughly half the size of a typical year, we've accomplished a lot this season so far!  So far there have been 33 females and 34 males at our field site (that we know of).  All but one are currently banded.  We've collected 77 blood slides and samples from these birds and run 98 aggression trials.

These females have been busy.  They've laid 266 eggs (and they're still going!).  We've measured all and photographed most.  159 eggs have hatched and 82 of these offspring have successfully fledged.  We've measured babies 524 times and there are many more still to come!  

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