|The new female Bellbird, by the pollen on its head there must be still some flax in flower in the area|
On 14 in the morning & 15th in the afternoon I tried my luck at the stream. The numbers caught were a bit below expectation. On the 14th 15 birds all new except 1 recap House Sparrow. The next day even fewer with 12 all new, except a Dunnock and a Sparrow recap. The 2 Sparrow recaps were both banded as unsexed juveniles, 1 in Dec '15 and the other Dec '16. So it is good to now be able to record both as definitely male.
|What was originally a scruffy juvenile is now a handsome dude.|
|Two juvenile Dunnock caught at the stream, 1 on each day had the same deformed looking tarsus on the right leg.|