Species caught were -
Blackbird - 4
|All the Blackbirds were juveniles and were a very motley lot with their partly moulted body feathers|
Dunnock - 8
Chaffinch - 7
Tui - 2
House Sparrow - 68 (1) the recap was banded Dec 2010 so a reasonably old bird
|Most of the Sparrows were in primary moult with this one doing it a bit differently and not moulting in sequence.|
|The recap had an unusual pattern on her lesser coverts.|
|Juvenile males were at various stages of moult with the one on the left nearly finished while the right one is just starting.|
Others had not started and had only fledged a short time ago.
As usual we had great hospitality from our host Marion and Ken with a fine feast to keep us going. This was much appreciated especially as they had had a very busy weekend with their involvement at the Island Bay fair.