Species caught were - (recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 4 (0)
|Kyle showing Finn one of the Blackbirds|
Chaffinch - 2 (0)
Greenfinch - 20 (4) the oldest banded Sept 2012
|Ross extracting a Greenfinch with Rory and Maddie in attendance|
Silvereye - 84 (14) the big surprise of the day. A week ago there appeared to be very few in the area and it seems there has been a big influx in the last few days. This is probably the highest number of SE's we have caught in one day in May, with the highest numbers normally being in June/July. Of the recaps 5 were banded in 2013 and the oldest was banded in Feb 2009. It was originally banded in the Gully below my house (approx. 2 km) and had been recaptured twice at the Zoo in 2010.
|Ros, George and Annette extracting Silvereyes.|