Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Queenstown - a start

 I have had a couple of part days of banding down here near Queenstown, with more success than I had expected. Yesterday Sat 12th I caught 31 birds of 6 species and today 20 birds of 5 species with a couple of recaps as well, only 1 day after being banded but they still qualify as recaptures.
The combined totals are -
Blackbird - 2
Song Thrush - 3
The first bird caught was this Song Thrush

House Sparrow - 24 (1)
Chaffinch - 13 (1)
Of the 13 Chaffinch caught 9 were males
Goldfinch - 2
Dunnock - 2
Yellowhammer - 2
Both the Yellowhammers were brilliant adult males, no wonder some people mistake them for Yellowheads.
Silvereye - 4

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