Caught a total of 47 birds of 6 species with 44 new and 3 recaps. The majority of the birds caught were juvenile finches, some especially Goldfinch were only recently fledged with very short tails.
Species caught were -
Dunnock - 1 (0)
House Sparrow - 1 (0)
Silvereye - 3 (1)
Chaffinch - 6 (0) all except 1 were juvs.
|Several of the juvenile Chaffinch are starting to show male colouration making sexing possible.|
Goldfinch - 30 (2) only 2 (1 new 1 recap) were Adults all the rest were juveniles. The oldest recap was banded Aug 2012 and is the oldest we have caught for several years.
|The older Goldfinch recap had a very well polished band, possibly from feeding on thistles.|