Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Zoo Stream, Tuesday 5 May

Annette and Tansy put nets up at the stream over the fence from the Zoo today. Tansy is a Ranger from the Chatham Is and is in Wellington for a series of meetings. She did banding/mist netting training with us a few years ago and took the opportunity to get in some more 'hands on' practice. As was expected for this late in the season birds were few in number but they did catch 7 of 4 species.  4 new Chaffinch, 1 new Silvereye and a new Kingfisher, the first caught at this particular net site. Also caught was a Fantail recap. This had been banded back in January at a little stream below my house and is one of very few Fantails recaptured away from its banding site.

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