Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow
Welcome Swallow

Monday, 20 January 2014

Prince of Wales Park Sunday 20 & Monday 21 Jan

We had a session at the Prince of Wales Park on Sunday afternoon with a reasonable flow of birds. There was a good attendance with Katherine, Roisin, Mary, Kate, Ross, Love, Gen & Nick over from Kapiti Is and Brendon, a local Vet, as well as Matu and myself.
Most of the team busy with scribe Mary keeping tally
The supervisor doing his duties - Photo courtesy? of Ross

 Matu spent a short time there also this afternoon until he was in the stream when the earthquake happened and he decided to pack up. Yesterday we caught 40 birds of 8 species with all but 1 being new. Today Matu caught 9 new birds of 4 species.

Combined totals of species caught were -
Blackbird - 1
Dunnock - 1
Chaffinch - 6
Greenfinch - 5 and 1 recap, a bird banded at the Zoo in May 2010
Goldfinch - 8
House Sparrow - 19 the 15 on Sunday was the most caught at this site in a day, possible due to the removal of some large trees making it more suitable for this species.
Silvereye - 5
Tui - 1
Eastern Rosella - 2  what appeared to be a pair and the first of this species caught at this site.
Kate putting the bling on the male while I control the biting bit
Roisin banding the female

Love, our Swedish visitor moves on to the South Is this week, we wish him well and have enjoyed his company. He banded his first Kingfisher at the Karori Cemetery


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