Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Houghton Bay Sunday 8 Feb - Very quiet

We had a session at the Houghton Bay stream this afternoon,. With only 20 birds caught it was much quieter than recent sessions. Not sure why.  The conditions were a bit windy but the nets are reasonably sheltered. We caught 7 species so there was some variety but there were no recaptures. Caught were 6 Silvereye, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Grey Warblers, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch and a Fantail.

As is usual at this site with the banding station on a public path there were a number of interested people joining us. Just a pity we didn't have more birds to show them.
Most of the Team plus a number of extras

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