HomeBird RingingNew Zealand Bird Banding & Banders: Halswell Quarry Joined 23 Nov

New Zealand Bird Banding & Banders: Halswell Quarry Joined 23 Nov

New Zealand Bird Banding & Banders: Halswell Quarry Joined 23 Nov


A little team people had a session between parking area location of the Quarry today. There was Laura and also I both L3 banders, later on we were signed up with by Andrew a L2 as well as additionally Jan prior to and also after a consultation she had. With the seasoned employees my early morning was made a lot easier. There was a constant circulation of birds although it did decrease mid-morning. In all 31 birds of 6 types were refined with 23 birds of 4 types grouped and also 8 wrap-ups of 4 types made.

Variety captured were – (wrap-ups in braces)

Blackbird – 0 (1) a little bit frustrating with reproducing seeming late without any juveniles regarding. The bird we did catch is the earliest bird we have actually regained. Grouped 25 May 2018 it is currently at 1643 days from banding

Silvereye – 0 (2) really uncommon to obtain 2 wrap-ups and also no brand-new birds.

The Silvereys had actually clearly been eating blooming Flax.

Greenfinch – 2 (0 )

Chaffinch – 2 (0 )

Among the Chaffinch offered Laura a warm goodbye nip. It had an incredibly dilapidated tail somehow.

Dunnock – 1 (1 )

Home Sparrow – 18 (4) Consisted of in the wrap-ups was one grouped 7 June 2018 which is currently at 1643 days from banding our earliest Home Sparrow regained. One more grouped 23 Sept 2018 is stone’s throw behind at 1539 days.

Although having actually been used for numerous years the bands on the Sparrows were still in great problem.

We have actually additionally gotten notice from the Banding Workplace of a recuperation of a Home Sparrow at the Quarry. It had actually been grouped March 2019. For all 3 of these older Sparrows it was our initial experience considering that they were grouped.

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