Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Queenstown - Final tally

We start our journey back to Wellington first thing in the morning so have tallied up the birds caught during this trip. Recaptures of birds banded during the first trip in September continue to be a big part in the catch which is pleasing.
The totals caught during this trip are (recaps in brackets)

Silvereye - 1 (5) in contrast to September, very few about.
Blackbird - 20 (28)
Song Thrush - 10 (7) number of new birds boosted by the first juveniles.
The first Juv Song Thrush

The second Juv Song Thrush with his mum?(caught together)
House Sparrow - 40 (10)
Dunnock - 7 (14)
Chaffinch - 5 (18)
Goldfinch - 1 (1) the same bird caught 2 days after being banded.
Greenfinch - 2 (0)
Redpoll - 18 (1)
Starling - 9 (4) 3 of the recaptures were of the same bird.
Kingfisher - 1 (0)

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