Species caught were - (recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 3 (0)
|Two of the male Blackbirds gave a good contrast between a 1st year bird (top) and an older individual.|
Chaffinch - 1 (1) the last 2 birds caught for the day.
Greenfinch - 4 (3)
House Sparrow - 8 (7)
|Kate all concentration removing a House Sparrow from a net.|
Tui - 0 (1) as well 3 colour banded Tui were sighted.
Y/O-O/M banded at Houghton Bay 4 June 2007, 1999 days ago
W/M-W/Y banded at the Zoo 1 June 2006, 2933 days ago.
Y/M-W/R banded at the Zoo 4 Sept 2004, 3578 days ago. This bird is the oldest Tui we have banded at the Zoo. The Group has only one older Tui, a Karori bird last seen (and photographed) 3797 days after it was banded.