Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Karori Cemetery Sunday 10 May

We had a session at the Karori Cemetery this morning catching 16 birds of 5 species. This was a bit below my expectations as we didn't catch any Tui which were the target species for today. There were a lot of Tui about and we had several bounce and escape from nets when almost within grasp including a colour banded bird which was probably at least 5 years from banding. Unfortunately we were unable to get the complete combination.
Most of the "Team" hard at work

Species caught were -
Dunnock - 2 (0)
Chaffinch - 1 (0)
Greenfinch - 1 (0)
Blackbird - 9 (2) 1 recap was banded a year ago and the other 2 years ago.
One of the female Blackbirds had very strong markings and in fact from a distance was mistaken for a Song Thrush.
House Sparrow - 1 (0)

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