Usually I set the funnel traps in the morning but this morning was a bit on the wet side so I waited until it cleared and set them this afternoon. Caught 26 birds most being Greenfinch with 9 new and 13 recaps. All the recaps had been banded over the last couple of months and included a further one from the Zoo. The other birds were 1 Blackbird recap, banded June 2011 and 2 new and 1 recap House Sparrow.The recap was banded Jan 2011 as a Juv.
No Silvereyes were caught or seen but if we get a spell of fine weather will check the Houghton Bay stream to see if there are many there.