Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Houghton Bay Sunday 16 Feb. - lots of Juv Goldfinch

Kate, Ross, Sarah, Kyle and I had a reasonable afternoon's banding at the Houghton Bay stream today. We caught 37 birds of 9 species with 33 new and 4 recaptures. There was a surprising lack of Silvereye but the most Goldfinch ever caught at this site in a day.

Species caught - (recaps in brackets)
Dunnock - 1 (0)
Kate measuring the wing of the only Dunnock
Chaffinch - 1 (0)
Greenfinch - 5 (1)
Goldfinch - 16 (1) all except one (including the recap) were juveniles
One of the Juvenile Goldfinch
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House Sparrow - 1 (0) the last bird of the day and a big drop from recent sessions.
Silvereye - 4 (2) the oldest recap banded June 2011
Fantail - 2 (0)
Grey Warbler - 2 (0)
Tui - 1 (0)

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