Birds caught were -
Silvereye 16 - (5)
Goldfinch - 2 They were caught together and presumable a pair. A first year female and an older male.
|The female on left, male on right|
Dunnock - 2
Bellbird - 2 The first new Bellbirds since June and both males. Have now banded 28 male and only 5 female Bellbird at this site, hopefully there are more females out there somewhere?
|The first new Bellbird caught for several months|
We have to head back up to Christchurch tomorrow but hope to get back down in a couple of weeks for a bit more banding.