Female Bellbird

Female Bellbird
Female Bellbird

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Prince of Wales Park, Sunday 30 November

Anneke, Matu and I had a busy afternoon at the Prince of Wales Park stream catching 51 birds of 10 species. All of the birds were new which was a bit disappointing, I had hoped to get a few recaps.
Matu with one of the Tui

Birds caught were 4 Starling, 11 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Chaffinch, 5 House Sparrow, 8 Silvereye, 1 Fantail and 3 Tui. One of the Greenfinch had unusual plumage with yellow and cream feathers especially on its head and back, it almost looked like it a bit of Canary.
The Greenfinch with odd plumage.
The banding station is on the side of a public park and a feature of the day was the number of interested people that took time to look at what we were up to. Included was a father and son who were neighbors of ours who had moved yesterday to a house next to the park and were out exploring the area.
My ex neighbor Leonardo about to release the Greenfinch

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