We caught 55 birds of 8 species with 43 new and 12 recaps. Species were - (recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 13 (4) among the recaps was a bird described as having been scalped when banded in Dec 2012, it now appears to be normal.
|The "Scalped" Blackbird as it was as a juvenile in Dec 2012|
|One of the Male Blackbirds had a sprinkling of white feathers on it's head|
Starling - 1 (0)
House Sparrow - 24 (5) there were 2 juveniles among the catch the first for the year.
|The first juvenile Sparrow banded this spring.|
Fantail - 1 (0)
Tui - 2 (1) A colour banded Tui was also seen it was banded in Feb 2009
Californian Quail - 1 (0) as far as I am aware this in the first banded by the Group. Technically it wasn't ours as it is not on our permit. It is classified as a Game Bird and comes under the umbrella of Fish and Game. Fortunately I have an arrangement with them and it was able to be banded under their permit.
|Our first Californian Quail - a very handsome Dude!|