Colour Banded Tui

Colour Banded Tui
C Banded Tui © Peter Reese

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Queenstown - a few more birds

I  put up a couple of nets this morning in a differnt location from usual. The master plan was to catch one of the Kingfisher that are in the area, as with a lot of my plans this failed. One perched on a power line and looked at the net but then flew the other way. I did however catch a few birds, some of which were interesting. Caught a total of 9 birds  of 7 species, 6 new and 3 recaps so there was a bit of variety.
Blackbird - 1 (1) the new bird was newly fledge and the recap was the oldest Blackbird caught down here, 799 days after being banded, 3 days short of the maximum.
Blackbird was a very brown individual and the finger was abled to be saved.
Song Thrush - 2 (0) one of the birds had its lower right leg missing but was still within the normal weight range.
The stump that's left of the right leg.
Greenfinch - 1 (0)
Redpoll - 1 (0)
Dunnock - 0 (1) at 791 days from banding it is the oldest Dunnock recaptured
Silvereye - 1 (0)
Tui - 0 (1) the first Tui banded down here so is at 708 days the oldest for the species.
The old "Girl"

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