Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Friday, 11 July 2014

Hornsey Rd Friday 11 July - a few Silvereyes

I set the funnel trap this morning to check on Silvereye numbers. After catching 59 last Friday today's total was just over half at 37 with only 5 new birds and 32 recaptures. There was 1 bird which had been banded at the Zoo last year, and the oldest for the day was banded in 2008. The continuing mild weather is most likely the reason for the low numbers and if there is not a cold snap with an increase in birds the numbers at this site for this year will be among the lowest for the last 20 years.

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