Welcome Swallow

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Welcome Swallow

Monday, 2 November 2015

Houghton Bay Sunday 1 Nov - Mostly Silvereye

Kate, Annette, George and I had a fairly successful session at the Houghton Bay stream on Sunday afternoon. We caught 67 birds of 8 species with 57 new and 10 recaptures.

Blackbird - 2 (0)
Dunnock - 2 (0)
Greenfinch - 6 (1)
Chaffinch - 4 (0)
Goldfinch - 3 (0)
George and Kate with a presumed pair of Goldfinch
House Sparrow - 5 (1) the recap which was the last bird caught was banded Jan 2012 and is now the oldest HS banded and recaptured at this site.
Silvereye - 33 (8) all the recaps were banded in the last 3 years.
Tui - 2 (0)
A Tui having it's head-bill measurement taken to ascertain it's sex - it was a boy.
I am away down south again for the next few weeks and hope to do some banding again in the Queenstown area and if successful I will do a post or two. Hopefully while I am away and if the weather is suitable Ross might do a bit of banding here.

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