I have also set nets up at the neighbours a couple of times, didn't catch a big number, a few Sparrows and the odd Blackbird and Dunnock.
|I have an interesting banding station at the neighbours - utilizing one of Mark's toys.|
The banding station at the stream is also a bit unusual - utilizing an old knarly willow tree.
A bit primitive but effective, the net is just on the other side of the tree
Birds caught since the last post are -
Silvereye - 2
Blackbird - 1
Dunnock - 2
House Sparrow - 17 (3)
Goldfinch - 1
Redpoll - 12 (2)
Bellbird - 5 (1)
|The Bellbird recap, all those caught have been adult Males with bright red eyes|
I had expected to catch a G W or two before now as there appears to be several pairs on or near the property.
Grey Warbler showing the cream eye stripes of a juvenile and its new bling