Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Houghton Bay 21 Jan

Five of us gathered at the Houghton Bay stream Saturday morning for a bit of banding. The catch was a bit lower than I had expected especially after the last few days of warm dry weather. In all we caught 26 birds of 6 species with 23 new and 3 recaptures.
Species caught were - (Recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 1 (0)
Chaffinch - 2 (0)
Goldfinch - 3 (0)
Silvereye - 12 (3)
Fantail - 2 (0)
Grey Warbler - 3 (0)

Bernard & Ros showing Fraser the finer points of Silvereye extraction
Juvenile Fantail being weighed
Juvenile Grey Warbler having wing length taken

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