Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Houghton Bay Wed 25 April
Went to the Houghton Bay stream this afternoon in another attempt to catch Fantails, but only managed to catch 3 which was disappointing. Caught a few other species though; 4 Silvereye, 1 Grey Warbler, 1 Tui and a Chaffinch. It was a change to have a catch dominated by native species. There is a huge drop in numbers from this time last year, in 5 sessions between the end of March and the beginning of May we averaged 87 birds per session, mostly Silvereyes, which are almost absent from stream sites this year.