Female Bellbird

Female Bellbird
Female Bellbird

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Queenstown - a couple of sessions

I have had two banding sessions since the last post. On Thursday I put nets up on the western side of the property and caught 24 birds of 6 species with 17 new and 7 recaptures. This morning, 28 May nets were up on the eastern side with 34 birds of 6 species caught, 23 new , 11 recaps.

The combined total of the two sessions was 40 new and 18 recaps -
Blackbird - 0 (2)
Dunnock 3 (2)
Chaffinch - 4 (0)40
House Sparrow - 15 (2)
Silvereye - 15 (8) There appears to have been an increase in Silvereye numbers in the last few days.
Silvereye recap AP-17045. Also caught AP-17046, perhaps they are just good friends
Bellbird - 1 (2)
Tui - 2 (2)
One of the Tui recaps, a male the other was female.

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