Species caught were - (recaps in brackets)
Chaffinch - 6 (0)
|All except one of the Chaffinch were male|
House Sparrow - 5 (2)
Starling - 1 (0) The first for a while.
|The Starling was a stroppy male already getting its breeding plumage|
Bellbird - 1 (0) A female, the first new one for several months.
|The Bellbird was an adult female.|
This afternoon I had a session at Moorhill Rd, catching birds stealing chook food. Unfortunately I put up an extra net from the setup I had last time and this turned out to be a big mistake. There was a very poor catch rate until I took the extra net down and then it improved until I had to call it a day as darkness approached. Ended up with 19 birds of 3 species, all new except Dunnock 2, Chaffinch 8 and 8 Yellowhammer and a recap.