Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Zoo Saturday 24 May - a wet and windy day

With strong winds and heavy rain the start of our Zoo session was postponed this morning. Later the weather improved so we put 3 nets up in the more sheltered positions. After an hour or so the weather again deteriorated so the nets came down and we packed up.

We did manage to catch 19 birds of 5 species in that time with 15 new and 4 recaps. Species caught were - (recaps in brackets)
Greenfinch - 2 (0)
Chaffinch - 1 (0)
Dunnock - 1 (0)
House Sparrow - 5 (1)
Silvereye - 6 (3) the oldest banded June 2011
Rory (on right) and his mate Felix about to release 2 of the Silvereye
With the wind and rain expected to continue for the next few days we will probably try again on Tuesday which is supposed to be a better day for banding.

 

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