Female Bellbird

Female Bellbird
Female Bellbird

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Queenstown - An update

It has been relatively quiet down here banding wise in the last week or so. I have put nets up on several days with very mixed results. One morning 3 nets managed to only catch 2 bird.  Fortunately other attempts were a bit more successful. The total for the week or so was 34 birds of 9 species with 23 new and 11 recaps.

Blackbird - 1 (2)
Song Thrush - 0 (1)
Chaffinch - 2 (1)
Greenfinch 1 (0)
The Greenfinch was more of a "Yellow" Finch than a Green one.
Goldfinch - 0 (1)
Dunnock - 3 (1)
House Sparrow 12 (4)
Tui - 1 (0)
The Tui was a male aged as a 2
Kingfisher - 1 (0)
The Kingfisher was duller than the other recent bird and was probably a female aged as a 2
I wish you all the best for the festive season and as I am unlikely to be doing much banding for the rest of the year it will most likely be 2016 before the next post from me.

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