Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Monday, 26 March 2012

Mt Albert Monday 26 March


Went up to the fennel patch on Mt Albert this morning after the Silvereyes that feed there first thing in the morning. Caught a Dunnock when I had the first net half up which in the dark took a while to extract. Then by the time I had finished getting that net up and had processed the Dunnock the Silvereyes had arrived. 
Silvereyes waiting for processing
They kept me busy for the next hour delaying getting a second net up. Between 7.30 and 9 when the sun came onto the nets and the birds disappeared I caught 36 Silvereyes with 35 new but only 1 recapture. As well as the Dunnock also caught 1 Grey Warbler.

Aview of most of the fennel patch with more Silvereyes



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