The combined totals for both days was 32 birds of 6 species with 21 new and 11 recaps.
Totals were - (recaps in brackets)
Silvereyes - 14 (5) the oldest recap was banded 18 Sept 2015 just a few days after I started banding at this site and it is now the oldest bird recaptured here.
Dunnock - 0 (1)
Blackbird - 3 (2) one of the new females had a partly developed brood patch. Looks like Spring is on the way.
|This is the bird with the brood patch. I had tried to get a photo of the BP but didnt have enough hands to manage it|
|Another female Blackbird, there is a surprising amount of variation amongst females of this species.|
Bellbird - 0 (1)
Tui - 0 (1)
While I was in Auckland I recieved a call from the Queenstown DOC office to say that a banded Tui had been found. It had been found stunned on the road at Arthurs Point presumibly after being hit by a car. It had then been taken to the Kiwi Birdlife Park for some TLC. This proved to be sucessful as it was released 3 days later having pu on a considerable amount of weight.
A bird seen but unfortunatly not captured was a Black Morph Fantail. The first I have seen down here.