|The double rigged 12 m net with the Remarkables in the background. Photo Rachel Hufton|
We caught a total of 71 birds of 7 species with 38 new and 33 recaptures. Birds caught were -
Dunnock - 3 (3)
House Sparrow - 5 (2)
Greenfinch - 1 (0)
|The Greenfinch, the first for a while, was a young female.|
Silvereye - 24 (25) there appears to be heaps about at the moment. We probably caught at least 10 twice making us even busier but all good experiance.
Bellbird - 1 (0)
Tui - 1 (0) when I unexpectedly caught the first Tui here a couple of years ago I thought there was a maximum of 6 birds. How wrong I was, 76 have now been banded and still they come.
|Rachel looking a bit anxious as she extracts the Tui. Photo Rachel Hufton|