|Kate showing some of the course participants the finer points of a Silvereye|
|Three course participants about to release a Chaffinch|
Species caught were - (recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 2 (0)
Song Thrush - 2 (0) In 6 years of banding at this site we have only previously caught 4 so 2 in a day is exceptional.
Starling - 3 (0)
Chaffinch - 3 (1) the recap had been banded at the Zoo on 29 December 2005 and is at 3244 by far the oldest Chaffinch we have ever recaptured at any site. The old record was 2574 days held by another Zoo banded bird.
|The 'Old' Chaffinch|
House Sparrow - 6 (0)
Silvereye - 46 (6) 2 of the recaps were banded here at Hornsey Rd and another at the Houghton Valley School and all were banded this year.
|Sarah and Finn admiring one of Kyle's Silvereyes|
|The'Old' Grey Warbler|
Tui - 1 (0)
|Kate with a yellow headed Tui which has obviously been feeding on NZ Flax|