Female Bellbird

Female Bellbird
Female Bellbird

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Queenstown - A few more birds

I had a couple of nets up for a while this morning. The session was curtailed a bit as I was shouted lunch in Arrowtown and it was well worth it.

I still managed to catch 24 birds of 5 species with 13 new and 11 recaps. Birds caught were -

Blackbird - 1 (0)
Chaffinch - 4 (2) one of the recaps was banded on the third day of banding here and at 658 days from banding is now the oldest bird of any species beating the Silvereye caught on Monday by 7 days.
The old Chaffinch, note the frost on the ground - it was a cracker.
House Sparrow - 1 (1)
Silvereye - 7 (7)
Tui - 0 (1)
The recap Tui - a reasonably old female

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