Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Friday, 26 September 2014

Houghton Bay 26 Sept

Anneke, Bridget, Henk and I (Henk is a South African trained banded currently working as a Keeper at the Zoo) had a session this afternoon at the Houghton Bay stream. We caught 19 birds of 7 species with 14 new and 5 recaps.

Species caught were -
Blackbird - 2 (0)
Chaffinch - 1 (0)
House Sparrow - 1 (0)
Silvereye - 8 (1) the recap was banded here at Hornsey Rd back in June.
Fantail - 1 (1)
Grey Warbler - 1 (2) the oldest recap was banded April 2013
Tui - 0 (1) a bird banded in Feb 2013.

Hoping to have another go tomorrow morning so will see how it compares AM v PM.

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