Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Monday, 28 January 2013

Zoo Stream 28 Jan. - Lots of Juveniles

I went to the little stream over the fence from the Zoo this morning for a couple of hours. There were a lot of birds about, mostly juvenile finches, and I put up 3 nets but had to foil one after about 15 minutes so I could cope with the numbers. In all I caught 50 birds of 7 species with 46 new and 4 recaptures.

Species caught were -
Blackbird - 1 (0)
Chaffinch - 12 (0) almost all juvs
Greenfinch - 8 (1) the recap was banded July 10 it, and 1 other bird, were the only adults - all the rest juvs.
Goldfinch - 15 (0) all were juvs.
Silvereye - 6 (3) the oldest recap was banded July 10, the other 2 in 2011
House Sparrow - 3 (0)
Fantail - 1 (0)
Two Silvereye and two Goldfinch waiting processing

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