On Tuesday I caught 18 birds of 4 species with only 2 being new and 16 recaps. There was 1 new and 13 recap Silvereyes, 1 new House Sparrow, 2 recap Blackbirds and 1 recap Bellbird.
|The older male Bellbirds are starting to get into breeding condition and developing a blue sheen on head and neck.|
On Thursday although the nets were set in the same positions the results were remakably different. With 32 birds of 6 species being caught, 23 new and 9 recaptures. No new Silvereyes and only 4 recaps, 18 new House Sparrows and 2 recaps, 1 new and 1 recap Bellbird, 2 new Goldfinch and 1 new Chaffinch.
This Goldfinch was a young female the other an older male.
|One of the House Sparrows had the tip of its upper beak missing, otherwis it appeared to be in good health.|
|Another Sparrow had white feathers sprinked over its head.|