Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
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Friday, 26 June 2015

Houghton Valley School Friday 26 June

I had another session with children from the Houghton Valley School this morning. There were heaps of Silvereyes, in fact too many for me to handle. Only put 2 nets up and then furled one after clearing it once. Caught 22 new Silvereyes and 18 recaptured, the only other bird was a new Dunnock.

As is usual the kids really appeared to enjoy the experience of learning about the birds, the banding process and being able to hold and release one. We were also joined by the School Principal who is very enthusiastic and supportive.
The first group with "their" birds

The only non Silvereye of the day, a Dunnock about to be released

Dave (School caretaker and my liaison person) showing a group the mysteries of a mist net.

The second group releasing 'their" birds

And another lot are released.

The final group together with the School Principal.

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