Our catch was not a big one with 15 birds but with 8 species we did have variety. I also spent a couple of hours at the stream a couple of weeks ago, mainly to check on the net lines after a large tree had fallen across them. I managed to reorganise things and got some nets up for a while and even caught a few birds.
|While some of the nets had to be moved this one was able to go over the smaller end of the tree trunk.|
The combined tallies for the 2 days were - (recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 2 (0)
Chaffinch - 6 (0)
|Anneke about to release her first Chaffinch|
Goldfinch - 4 (0)
|A couple of the Goldfinch showed a bib difference in head colour|
Greenfinch - 2 (0)
Silvereye - 0 (3) 1 was banded Jan 08 so a reasonably old bird.
Song Thrush - 2 (0) this brings the number for the Zoo area to 3 for the year
|Anneke checking the band on one of the Song Thrush.|
Tui - 3 (1)