Species caught were - (recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 1 (3) the new bird had a wing length of 140 mm which is the longest we have recorded with the previous being 137 mm. The bird has finished its primary moult so was aged as a 2+.
|The wing of the long winged Blackbird|
|One of the recaps banded as a spotty youngster a couple of months ago and now nearly finished its body moult|
Chaffinch - 3 (0)
Redpoll - 1 (0) Redpolls are regular Winter visitors to Wellington City, feeding on annual, winter seeding grasses on playing fields but are rarely seen over Summer and Autumn We haven't caught one at the Zoo in the 12 years we have been banding there.
|The Redpoll about to go on its way.|
|Male Sparrows show a wide range of moulting|
Grey Warbler - 1 (0)
Fantail - 1 (0)
Silvereye - 1 (0)
As usual we were treated to great hospitality including a delicious morning tea (actually coffee)
|The morning tea spread.|