Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Mt Albert Sun. 2 March - some more Silvereyes



Kate, Mary, Ross and I were up on Mt Albert at daylight, well actually I was, the rest arrived slightly later due to a glitch with a text message. We had nets up in the fennel patch hoping to catch some more of the Silvereyes that feed there first thing and we caught 16 with a bycatch of 1 Dunnock and 1 Grey Warbler. All birds were unbanded and it is surprising that none of the 60 banded last week weren't recaptured. Perhaps they are quick learners or do they not feed on the fennel every day?
Ross, Mary (our scribe) and Kate busy in a patch of early morning sun.

The fennel patch, photo taken a few weeks ago before I cut the net lanes.

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