We are now back in Christchurch but I did manage to get a bit of banding in before leaving Q/Town. I had sessions both around the home property and in the neighbour's orchard.
The combined totals for the period since the last post were 92 birds of 6 species caught with 64 new and 28 recaps -
Blackbird - 1
House Sparrow - 27 (2)
Dunnock - 0 (1)
Silvereye - 26 (18) among the recaps were several banded back last Sept. perhaps indicating a flock returning to the area.
Tui - 7 (3) the number of Tui that are about continues to amaze me.
Bellbird - 3 (4) another female caught brings the total to 6 with the male total at 25.
We will be heading back south for a while next week so should get some more banding in then.