Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Queenstown - A few more birds

I have had nets up a number of times since the last post. Have put them up at differant locations in the hope of getting a bit of variety, with some sucess. Caught 41 birds of 9 species with 26 new and 15 recaptures.

Birds caught were - (recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 4 (0)
Song Thrush - 4 (0) the first new birds since about June.
The first new Song Thrush for a while
Dunnock - 2 (1)
House Sparrow - 6 (6)
Yellowhammer - 2 (0) the first since May

The first Yellowhammer since May. A splended male.
Redpoll - 1 (0) a bit of a surprise, thought it was a Silvereye untill I went to extract it. First since May and calling it a Red Poll a bit of a stretch of the imagination.
The "Redpoll" without a poll
Silvereye - 2 (2)
Tui - 3 (4)
A young female Tui

A bigger Male
Bellbird 2 (2) including the first new female for some time.
The new Female Bellbird

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