lar but smaller catch than yesterday with a total of 25 birds of 5 species, 20 new and 5 recaps.
Blackbird - 1 (0)
Chaffinch - 1 (0)
Dunnock - 1 (1) the recap was banded a couple of days after banding started here, so it is now the oldest recap of any species.
House Sparrow - 16 (4) All but 2 of the new birds were juveniles and all but 1 of the recaps were recently banded juvs.
Tui - 1 (0)
|The Tui had pollen on its head most likely from Flax. As there is no flax on the property it must have been visiting one of the neighbours|
With Christmas fast approaching and chores still to be done there probably won't be any more banding for a few days.