After a cold start the day warmed up with little wind but a bit too much sun on some of the nets. After the cold southerly earlier in the week no one was complaining. We caught 24 birds of 6 species with 22 new and 2 recaps.
Species caught were -
Blackbird - 8 (1) the recap was banded a couple of weeks ago
|Love showing Rory how to hold a Blackbird, his first bird handling.|
|Rory about to release his first bird.|
Greenfinch - 1 (0)
Silvereye - 7 (1) the recap was also banded a couple of weeks ago.
Eastern Rosella - 2 (0) a presumed pair.
|The 2 Rosella, male left with a bill width of 11.8 mm, female right bill width 10.1 mm|
A 7th species, a banded Chaffinch made its escape before being processed.