|Like the Sparrows yesterday some of the Silvereyes are moulting primaries out of sequence.|
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Mt Albert Sat 31 March, More Silvereyes
Anneke and I had a busy couple of hours on Mt Albert (not really a mountain more a bit of a hill) this morning. We had a couple of nets up in the fennel patch targeting the early morning flock of Silvereyes. We managed to catch 46 with the only bycatch being 1 Dunnock. All birds were new with no recaptures. Not sure why we do not recapture more at this site. Either their is a huge number of birds or a big turn over, might work it out one day.
When walking back home through Berhampore Anneke had the good fortune to watch a Falcon hassling a Harrier, a most unusual sight over suburban houses.