I had a very short session at the remnants of the stream over the fence from the Zoo on Thursday afternoon. Caught a surprising number of birds considering the very small amount of water left. In just over an hour and a half caught 34 birds of 9 species with 28 new and 6 recaps.
Blackbird - 1 (0)
Song Thrush - 1 (0) The first for the year.
Greenfinch - 1 (2) 1 of the recaps was banded at Bridie's.
Goldfinch - 4 (0)
Chaffinch - 8 (3) 1 recap was banded at our Island Bay site and another in the Gully below my house.
Grey Warbler - 1 (0)
Fantail - 1 (0)
Silvereye - 9 (1) The recap was banded in May 2009 so is a reasonably old bird.