Despite the weather we still caught 104 birds and had a good turn out of people. Beside the more experienced banders there were a number of enthusiastic new folk.
|A busy banding station|
|Little Rata getting his first closeup view of a Silvereye.|
Blackbird - 1 (0)
Chaffinch - 2 (1)
Greenfinch - 21 (5) the oldest recap was banded July 2012
House Sparrow - 10 (2) the oldest banded May 2013
Yellowhammer - 4 (0) I thought I had a recap until I checked and found it had just been banded.
Silvereye - 34 (27) The oldest banded May 2007. This bird was also captured last month and at the session we held at the other end of the Zoo 3 weeks ago. Hopefully it will stick around a bit longer and make it into the 3000 days from banding club.
This club has only 1 Zoo Silvereye in it at the moment but 9 from other sites. The membership of the 3000 club is currently 4 Blackbird, 1 Chaffinch, 10 Silvereye, 6 Starling and 5 Tui.