Female Bellbird

Female Bellbird
Female Bellbird

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Island Bay 14 June - More Sparrows

We had mostly good conditions at our Island Bay Site this morning except it was a bit cold on the fingers as we put the nets up as well as for the next couple of hours. This was alleviated then by tasty snacks and a hot drink that we could warm our hands around. There was a good turn out of banders with Annette, Roisin, Ross with daughter Kate and Rory with his Uncle Josh.
The Team at work, Roisin, Kate, Josh, Rory Annette and Ross 
A month ago we caught over one hundred birds but today we just made the half with a total of 51. As was the case last month the majority were House Sparrows with 40 new and 6 recaps, other species were Blackbird 1, Dunnock 1 Silvereye 1 all new birds and 1 new Chaffinch and 1 recap. There were no old birds among the recaps with the Chaffinch and 1 Sparrow banded 2 years ago being the oldest.
Roisin & Kate extracting Sparrows

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