Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Monday, 22 May 2017

Queenstown 22 May - not many birds but some interesting ones.

Set up a couple of nets here this morning. With only 19 caught of 8 species it wasn't very busy. But with the total including 9 recaps there were some interesting ones.

Species caught were -
Blackbird - 0 (1)
House Sparrow - 4 (2)
Chaffinch - 1 (1) the recap was banded on the fourth day of banding hereand at 614 days since banding is now the oldest recap of any species.
Goldfinch - 1 (0)
Silvereye - 3 (1)
Tui - 0 (3) including both the oldest male and female recaptured.
The oldest female Tui caught here so far
Bellbird - 0 (1) surprisingly a female
Grey Warbler - 1 (0) only the third caught down here. There had been at least 3 hooning around
for a while before one ended up in a net, the last bird of the day.
The Grey Warbler aged as a 1 by its pale eye

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