Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow
Welcome Swallow

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Houghton Bay Saturday 13 June

We had a successful session at the Houghton Bay stream on Saturday. Caught 60 birds of 9 species, only 4 were recaps which is a bit disappointing. We have banded over 5500 at this site since we started there in 2008, so I think there must be a large number of birds in the area.
Yvan, George, Anna (courier) and Andrea (scribe) busy at the banding table

Species caught were -
Blackbird - 4
Dunnock - 1
Chaffinch - 4
Goldfinch - 1
Greenfinch - 9
House Sparrow - 2
Grey Warbler - 3
Fantail - 1
Alan banding the Fantail closely watched by his son Sam and his son's friend Axel.
Silvereye - 33 with 4 recaps,  the oldest was banded in 2011
Axel and Sam each with a Silvereye to release

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