Welcome Swallow

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Welcome Swallow

Monday, 12 January 2015

Prince of Wales Park Sunday 11 Jan - Heaps of birds.

Ros, Ross and I had a very successful session on Sunday afternoon at the stream in the Prince of Wales Park. We caught 85 birds of 10 species, all were new (we did make 1 recapture but it turned out to be a bird from earlier in the day). This is the highest daily total at this site and the catch was dominated by 2 species - House Sparrow 35, which is almost double the previous highest at this site, and Goldfinch 29. Other species caught were - Chaffinch 3, Greenfinch 6, Silvereye 5, Tui 3 and 1 each of Yellowhammer, Blackbird, Starling and Dunnock.
Ros and Ross at the banding station which was a handy grassy bank.

A fist full of birds in bags.

Ross showing a delighted and delightful small girl and her mother a bird close up. 

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