During the period before we left Queenstown I managed to get some nets up on a couple of days and also had a session at the neighbours were Silvereyes have started to feed in an apple orchard. Mark the neighbour has left a lot of fruit for the birds. Since the last post 55 birds of 8 species were caught with 42 new and 13 recaps.
|A bit of snow about and we had several good frosts|
Silvereye - 22 (1)
House Sparrow - 10 (6)
Chaffinch - 3 (0)
Blackbird - 0 (1)
Song Thrush - 0 (1)
Dunnock - 1 (0)
Tui - 6 (2)
|Some big male Tui about but they don't seem to be as big or as heavy as those in Wellington.|
I should be back down there for a week or so later in June so hopefully will get a bit of banding in then.