We caught a very low total of 12 birds of 4 species with 6 new and 6 recaps. As usual most were Silvereye with 4 new and 5 recaps, the oldest recap was banded July 2011. There was one new Greenfinch and Grey Warbler and then the highlight of the day, a recap Dunnock. It was banded 29 July 2010 and was the first Dunnock banded at this site. It is at 1837 days from banding now the oldest Dunnock we have recaptured at any site, beating the previous record, a Zoo bird, by 6 months.
|Kate with "her" old bird|
|The band, although showing some wear is still in reasonable condition|