|Katherine taking a moult score under the watchful eye of Kate while Mary, our scribe waits to record the details.|
Shortly after I arrived home a large package was delivered, it contained an awesome book "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds". It had been sent by Grace an American woman who had spent a couple of years here in Wellington in 2009-10 and had taken part in many banding session. She had been an able student and had left as a competent bander and mist netter. She has continued her banding activities back in Minnesota and has now been issued with her own sub-permit to band birds there. The book was sent in appreciation of the start she had been given here with the Group.