Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Monday, 21 April 2014

Karori Cemetery Monday 21 April - only a few birds but an old one.

A group of us set nets at the Karori Cemetery this afternoon. We had hoped to catch some of the Tui feeding on Strawberry fruit (Dogwood) and perhaps catch a Bellbird or two that were about. We were not very successful as although there were plenty of Tui about we only managed to catch 1 and although a couple of Bellbird went close to nets none went in. We did catch, as well as the Tui, 3 new Blackbirds and recaptured 1. The recap was a good one, banded in May 2007 it is now aged as an 8+ and at 2521 days from banding is the oldest bird of any species recaptured at this site.

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