Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Queenstown - Some Girls

I have had a couple of sessions in the last few days. One at the neighbours apple orchard where I caught mostly Silvereyes, although numbers were well down with fewer birds about. The other session was here where mostly new Tui were caught plus a few Bellbirds. The combined total caught was 38 birds of 5 species with 31 new and 7 recaps.

Silvereye - 15 (1) as well as fewer birds feeding on the apples the nets were poorly positioned.
House Sparrow - 4 (1)
Dunnock - 1
Bellbird - 2 (3) the 2 new birds were both female the ratio is now 5 female to 23 male.
One of the new female Bellbird.
Tui - 8 (2) there appears to have been an influx of new birds in the last week or so. Of the 10 birds caught 9 were female. this is a big contrast to previous sessions.

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