Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Houghton Bay 25 March - pretty quiet

Ros, Andrea (scribe) George and I spent a pretty quiet couple of hours at the Houghton Bay stream this afternoon. After a little rain overnight I hadn't expected a lot of birds and this proved to be the case. We caught 16 birds of 3 species, 14 new and a couple of recaps.
13 new Silvereye and 1 recap.
One of the Silvereyes had a nasty looking cyst on its wing but it still appeared to be doing OK. Just about finished its moult and weighed in at 12.6g which is about average.
1 new Tui.
1 recap Fantail, the first recaptured there this year.
George (holding the Fantail) with three of the school kids that joined us for a period . Pity we didn't have more birds to show them.

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