I had a much shorter session than last week and the strong sun affected 2 of the nets badly. I still managed to catch 27 birds of 8 species with 22 new and 5 recaps. Several of the species were represented by a single bird.
Species caught were - (recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 1 (0)
Starling - 3 (2) I don't catch a lot of Starlings and make very few recaptures; only recaptured 2 last year. This is a daily record for all catagories. One of the recaps 563 days ago and is now the oldest of the species beating the old record by over 300 days.
|The old Starling still showing some summer breeding features.|
Dunnock - 1 (0)
House Sparrow 0 (1)
Silvereye - 14 (1) surprisingly there appeared to be fewer around than a week ago
Tui - 1 (1)
|The new Tui, a female showed a medium sized notch in P8 and I was unsure of age, probably a 2 but I called it a 1+|