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New Zealand Bird Banding & Banders: Very little banding this year

New Zealand Bird Banding & Banders: Very little banding this year


There hasn’t been much banding taking place until now in 2023. I have actually been away for a lot of it as well as am away once again following week. There were some fascinating rehabilitation birds that I did band recently. 8 Little Owls were waiting on me when I returned from our vacation as well as were appropriately offered their bling as was a Bellbird. One of the most fascinating was a Crested Grebe which was a very first for me. Its legs as well as feet are odd close as well as the band needs to be adjusted to fit. I really did not take any kind of images which is a pity.

The Bellbird back in its cage with its bling

The Crested Grebe being in its’s fish pond on a Lily pad

Among the Little Owls preparing to return right into the Aviary.

There were one more 4 little Fantails in a nest at Jan’s that were likewise grouped. This makes 10 that this set have actually elevated, broods of 2, 4 & & 4. Handled to group the man of the set.

Jan with among her little Fantails

The 4 infants’ all set to return right into their nest.

We did establish the Harrier catches on Friday however were entirely not successful with really couple of birds also seen. We were likewise let down when we had a look at a record of a Harrier nest in a paddock of barley that had actually been collected. It had 2 huge chicks in it when it was located however by the time we arrived it was vacant.

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The vacant Harrier nest.

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