I set the funnel trap here this morning and caught 31 birds. Almost all were Silvereyes which have returned to the area in the last couple of weeks. Of the 26 caught only 2 were new but 9 of the recaptured birds had not been caught at this site this year. Of the 11 that had been banded in 2012 6 had been banded at the Mt Albert site last autumn. The oldest one caught was banded in June 2007 so was of a reasonable age.
Other birds caught were 3 new Greenfinch and 1 recap and a new Blackbird.
It's unlikely that there will be another post for at least a week as I am off for a bit of an op tomorrow which will put me out of action for a while.