Species caught were - (Recaps in brackets)
Chaffinch - 7 (0)
Goldfinch - 1 (1) the recap was banded Dec 2010 so a reasonably old bird and the oldest recaptured at this site.
When I arrived home I received a recovery report of a Goldfinch that had been caught by a cat near Vic University in Kelburn, it had been banded at Newtown Park next to the Zoo last June.
|The Goldfinch recap|
Silvereye - 31 (14) the oldest recap was banded April 09, another Nov 09, 1 in 2010 and 2 in 2011. There were 2 birds from other sites, 1 from Bridie's in Hornsey Rd and 1 from Witham St in Island Bay.
|One of the Silvereye recaps has lost all except its back claw on the right foot. I wonder if it was caused by a mouse trap?|
|The first 2 Grey Warblers were caught together, perhaps siblings?|
|The first 2 Fantail were also caught together, both have retained brown tipped juvenile covert feathers so were aged as 1|