Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Hornsey Rd

Over the last couple of weeks I have set a funnel trap both here at my place and down the road at Bridie's (about 3oo m) mostly targeting juvenile House Sparrows with some success. In all have caught 61 birds of 5 species with 45 new and 16 recaptures. There appears to have been some very late breeding by both Sparrows and Silvereyes with a number of newly fledged birds caught also had a Silvereye in the trap that was feeding 3 fledglings through the mesh. Took a pretty basic photo from the window.
Silvereye feeding fledgling from trap
Species caught were (with recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 2
Dunnock - 2
House Sparrow - 34 (7)
Silvereye - 7 (8)
Starling - 0 (1) Recap was from Island Bay

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