Chaffinch - 1 (0)
Goldfinch - 3 (1) included was the first juvenile Finch for the year
|The Juvenile Goldfinch with a bird possibly its father.|
|One bird had retained 3 juvenile outer primaries, something I don't see very often.|
House Sparrow - 1 (0)
Silvereye - 2 (0)
Yellowhammer - 0 (1) A bird banded at Newtown Park over the fence on the other side of the Zoo on 19 July 2009. At 1949 days it is now the oldest Yellowhammer recaptured at any site by the Group, beating the old record of 1114 days by a considerable margin. It is the first Yellowhammer we have caught in the Zoo area this year and the first one ever at this time of the year, normally they are winter visitors but perhaps there is a small breeding population in the area.
|The "Old" Bird|