|One of the nets between apple trees and shrubs.|
|Yours truly off for a wander amongst the apples|
Species caught were - (recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 1 (0)
Starling - 1 (0)
Chaffinch - 2 (1)
House Sparrow - 2 (2) one of the recaps was banded the same day as the Chaffinch that took the record for the oldest bird yesterday. So now this Sparrow s the new record holder at 615 days from banding. This is the first time it has been recaptured.
Silvereye - 9 (1) Numbers per session has dropped from 31 to 15 and now down to 10.
Tui - 2 (1) one of the new birds appeared to be a late fledged juvenie.
|Rachel's first Tui|
|The younger Tui|
|The first Bellbird aged as a1 by its pale eye|
Theb second Bellbird was aged as an adult (2+) by P9 shape and bright red eye.
All photos except top Tui by Rachel Hufton.