Houghton Bay - 8 Feb.
Spent a couple of hours at the Houghton Bay stream Friday afternoon. Managed to catch 42 birds with 40 new and 2 recaps. Both recaps were Silvereye - 1 from a couple of weeks ago and the other a year ago.
Other birds caught were -
Dunnock - 1
Fantail - 2
Greenfinch - 6 one bird that at first glance looked like a juvenile female was moulting its primaries.
|The juvenile looking female Greenfinch moulting primaries|
Goldfinch - 4 - in sharp contrast to recent sessions all were adults
House Sparrow - 3
Silvereye - 24 (2)
Zoo Stream - 9 Feb
Went to the stream over the fence from the Zoo this morning and only caught 9 birds with only 1 being a recap.
Chaffinch - 4
Greenfinch - 2 plus a recap that was banded at Houghton Bay a couple of weeks ago.
Fantail - 1
Grey Warbler - 1