Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow
Welcome Swallow

Friday, 25 July 2014

Hornsey Rd Friday 25 July - Silvereye Roundup.

I set the funnel trap here this morning to check on the Silvereyes that were around and to see if there were any changes from last week. Caught a total of 30 with 10 new birds and 20 recaptures so a bit of a drop in numbers from a week ago when there were 12 new and 33 recaps. Part of the drop might have been caused by the food running out while I spent several days in sunny Nelson while Wellington had it's coldest week of the year. There does appear however to have been a change in the population with a number of older birds recaptured for the first time this year, including 1 banded in Aug 08 and another in July 07.

Yesterday, 24 July I had a session down the road at Bridie's. Caught 6 new Silvereye and 12 recaps. Also 2 new Sparrows and 2 recaps, 1 new Blackbird and a pair of Starlings, 1 new and 1 recap.
The pair of Starlings - blue for a boy and pink for a girl.

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