Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Friday, 6 October 2017

Christchurch - a slow start

On Thursday morning a small group of banders gathered at The Halswell Quarry Reserve to start our Christchurch banding group. This is primarily to train people keen to improve their banding skills and get their Level 2 & hopefully Level 3 permits.

It was a relatively quiet start with only 7 birds banded, this was partly due to a slow start with erecting the nets. Not only was the area unfamiliar but also the gear which had not been used for several years. The catch included 3 Blackbird, 2 Silvereye and 1 each of Greenfinch and Grey Warbler.
Our scribe enjoyed a considerable amount of quiet time.

Kenny looking very pleased with his first Grey Warbler

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