Managed to catch 23 birds of 8 species so at least there was some variety. There were 20 new birds and 3 recaptures. Species caught were - (recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 1 (0)
Dunnock - 0 (1)
Greenfinch - 2 (1) only the 2nd Greenfinch caught down here.
Chaffinch - 3 (0)
House Sparrow - 2 (0)
|Male Sparrows have now got the breeding finary with balck bib and bill.|
Tui - 1 (0)
Bellbird - 1 (0) the bird was a female so helps to even up the sex ratio a little.
|The Bellbird an adult female.|
I hope to get a bit more banding in during the week but the forecast is not looking very suitable at this stage - they have been known to be wrong.