There hasn’t been much banding lately. We had actually prepared to establish catches in an effort to capture Harriers the other day however were warded off by the climate. The strategy was to establish the catches at my niece’s residential property near Southbridge. The projection was for light rainfall to create in the mid-day, however it got here a number of hrs early equally as we were beginning to establish the catches up. The capturing effort was deserted, and also we will certainly be not likely to attempt once again till following year.
We did take care of to group some intriguing birds last Tuesday when Jan, Ruud and also I grouped some intriguing Puli. At the Cashmere Rd residential property there were 4 Little Owls in among our nest boxes which were properly refined and also gone back to their box. This is the biggest brood we have actually handled to band.
|Ruud getting rid of the Owlets from their box|
Among the little, Little Owls obtaining its bling
|Dan the homeowner looking really pleased with among “his” owls|
|An image of among the chicks taken a fortnight back.|
After the Owls we after that mosted likely to the Quarry to have a look at a Kingfisher nest opening. Evaluating by in 2014’s documents I believed that the chicks would certainly still be also little. I was incorrect they were well feathery and also perfect for banding. The 4 chicks properly got their bling while they screeched and also pooped as Kingfisher chicks do. Remarkably in 2014 in a nest opening in the exact same financial institution we grouped 3 chicks on Jan 4, so regarding 20 days behind this year.
|Jan, that had the tiniest hands drawing out the children from their nest opening|
|The chicks were all well feathery, not like in 2014 when there was a large variant.|