|Part of the "big catch" in the 9 m net|
Almost all the birds were aged as 1st year with only 2 positively aged as older. The Zoo banded recap and the Grey Warbler which had the red eyes of an adult.
|Several Silvereye had growth bars across their tail making aging as 1st year easy|
|This bird had a rather nasty looking growth under its bill.|
When the sun rose above the ridge the noise from the cicadas was deafening especially when one used my shoulder to give out his raspy song. Fortunately I had the nets down before they started to fly very much as they are a devil to get out of nets, having to be dismembered piece by piece.
|Cicada using a net pole as a singing post|
|Fortunately this was the only one to fly into any net - the last net as I was taking it down.|
Sorry the photo is out of focus but you can get the idea.