|This young chap was especially enthusiastic, I doubt if the grin will come off his face for a day or 2.|
Species caught were -
Chaffinch - 2 (0)
Goldfinch - 2 (0)
|Sarah who is Canadian and has done most of her passerine banding there with her first European Goldfinch|
|Sarah after prematurely releasing "her" Goldfinch (it had been banded)|
Greenfinch - 11 (1) the recap was banded at the Prince of Wales Park last Feb it is the first bird banded there that has been recaptured away from that site.
House Sparrow - 11 (0)
Silvereye - 22 (5) the oldest recap was banded Nov 2011 another was banded on Mt Albert and another at the Houghton Valley School on June 12.
Fantail - 2 (1)
|Sarah was also able to band her first Fantail while Ross (in the background) is still waiting for his first Grey Warbler|