|A few of the early Silvereye rush.|
There was a very good turn out of participants with a number of experienced banders able to help several newcomers. As well as banders we had Shannon from the Dept of Conservation documenting the session for bander training resource purposes.
|Katie and her mentor Ross with her first banded bird|
Species caught were - (Recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 0 (1)
Dunnock - 0 (1)
|The recap Dunnock, although banded Dec 11 as an Adult, still has brown eyes|
|Kate with one of the Greenfinch she banded|
Grey Warbler - 0 (1) it was banded Feb 11 and is probably the 2nd oldest Grey Warbler recaptured at the Zoo
Silvereye - 51 (10) two of the recaps were relatively old birds, 1 banded Jan 06 is the 2nd oldest at the Zoo the other banded May 06 is not far behind. Another bird was banded at Houghton Bay in March 11.