Female Bellbird

Female Bellbird
Female Bellbird

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Halswell Quarry, Christchurch - the year's totals

For the year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 we had 23 sessions, banded 641 birds and made 74 recaptures at the Halswell Quarry.  Most sessions were held on a Thursday morning. A few weekend sessions were held but these proved difficult due to many very unruly dogs and even more unruly owners.

Birds caught in order with recaps in brackets are -

# 1 Silvereye - 219 (38)

#2 House Sparrow - 219 (14)

# 3 Greenfinch - 84 (10)

# 4 Blackbird - 26 (4) Includes 2 Puli

# 5 Chaffinch - 26 (5)

# 6 Bellbird - 16 (2)

#7 Dunnock - 11 (1)

#8 Yellowhammer - 9 (1) including several juveniles that with a bit of imagination could be Cirl Buntings?

#9 Welcome Swallow - 9 (1) includes 7 Puli

# 10 Fantail - 9 (0)

# 11Starling - 6 (1)

# 12 Grey Warbler - 4 (0)

# 13 Song Thrush - 2 (0)

# 14 Goldfinch 1 (0) another 5 were banded as Puli outside the Quarry.

During the year two of our trainees progressed to Level 2 and most of the others are at, or close to that, level.

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