Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Monday, 13 February 2012

Mt Albert Monday 13 Feb

Got up early and went up to the fennel patch on Mt Albert to see if there were any Silvereyes feeding there yet. They feed on the ripening seeds and probaly on any aphids etc as well for a couple of hours after first light. Managed to catch 14 new and one recapture (from the Zoo) as well as a bycatch of a banded House Sparrow which was banded a couple of years ago at Martin Lucke Park, about 1 km away.

Most years Silvereye numbers build up at this site towards the end of Febuary so will probably have another go in a week or so.

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