…is another bird with a band! Stephen Davies, experienced and knowledgeable bird bander, decided Matuku Link would be a good place to band birds for several reasons: it is a easy to access which makes it less time consuming setting up and taking down the mist nets, it is close to Auckland so trainee bird banders can join and most importantly it will help the Matuku Link conservation efforts with growing knowledge bird species and their abundance.

This first session Stephen was joined by James Russell, Ian Southey, Adrian Riegen (setting up the nets), Victoria Brosnahan, John Dyer and our own team came to have a look at what was happening as well.

If you’re keen to get up bright and early and learn more about mist netting and bird banding, contact me at  hello@matukulink.org.nz

Annalily van den Broeke

PS For the birders out there, the score was: Grey Warbler 1, Chaffinch 1, Fernbird 2, Blackbird 3, Silvereye 51. And a kereru that got away.

Hope to see you there! – Annalily & the trustees