A total of 74 birds of 9 species were caught over this couple of weeks with 40 new and 14 recaps.
Silvereye - 5 (0)
Chaffinch - 0 (1)
Goldfinch - 1 (0)
|A lot of birds including this Goldfinch have finished or just about finished their primary moult.|
Yellowhammer - 1 (1)
House Sparrow - 29 (7) except for the stream site Sparrows are caught regularly.
|A H Sparrow had a broken/deformed P7 feather on each wing.|
Tui - 2 (0)
Bellbird - 5 (2) all Tui & Bellbird were caught in nets set next to a Nashi Pear tree. The tree is a bit too high for my set up but I catch a few of the low flying ones. They love the juice of partly eaten fruit. One of the new Bellbirds was a female, the first and only one I have caught down here. A ratio of 1 Female to 12 Males is a bit out of sync.
The first Female Bellbird caught down here.
On a non banding note the autumn colours here at the moment are fabulous. Photos taken from the house.