Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Monday, 6 February 2012

Houghton Bay 6 Feb

Zoe, her friend Tom and I had a banding session at the Houghton Bay stream on Monday afternoon. Birds were in low numbers and very wary possible due to a cat prowling the area. In all we only caught 18 birds of 3 species with 1 Grey Warbler, 1 Chaffinch and all the rest Silvereyes, 4 of which were recaptures with the oldest banded Feb 08. This is the oldest Silvereye caught at this site. Several of the the birds are well into primary wing moult, heralding the end of breeding and the approach of autumn.

Silvereye well into moulting its primaries.

No comments:

Post a Comment