Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Queenstown - just a few birds

It has been pretty quiet down here banding wise for the last couple of weeks. It is very hot and dry with most species keeping a low profile. The usual House Sparrows are around and there is a small flock of Redpolls feeding on Silver Birch seeds. There are 4 groups of S Birch trees on the property and the birds are usually feeding on trees where I haven't got nets up! As well they are usually feeding too high for my set-up.

Birds caught since the last post  are -
Blackbird - 0 (1)
Song Thrush - 1 (0)
Dunnock - 2 (1)
Greenfinch - 1 (0)
Redpoll - 8 (0) almost all juveniles
Four Juvenile Redpoll
Silvereye - 3 (2)

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