Friday, 23 June 2017

Report on Bird Banding at Gibraltar Range and Washpool National Parks 04-08/12/2014

REPORT ON BIRD BANDING AT GIBRALTAR RANGE NATIONAL PARK 04-08.12.2014

Banders:  Greg Clancy, Bill Greenlees,
Trainee banders: Wendy & Alan Pilkington, Lindsey Nietmann.  
Assistants/Visitors: Val Clancy, Bill O’Donnell, Paul O’Callaghan, Kirsten Wallis, Koby Lindsell.



Banding was carried out near the residence at Dandahra Creek (Rangers Office) on Thursday December 4 and Friday December 5 and at Surveyors Gully on Saturday December 6 and Sunday December 7, both sites in Gibraltar Range National Park, and at Bellbird, in Washpool National Park, on Monday December 8.


Adult male Yellow-throated Scrubwren


One hundred and eleven birds of 22 species were mist netted over the five day session.  Seventeen were retraps, having been banded previously.  Ninety-three were banded as first time captures.



Species
Rangers 04/12
Rangers
05/12
Surveyors
06/12
Surveyors
07/12
Bellbird
08/12
Totals
  B   R
Azure Kingfishe
 B      R
 0       0       
B      R
0       0
  B       R
  0        0
  B       R
  0        0
B       R
1        0
 
  1    0
Grey Fantail

 0       0

1       0

  1        0

  0        0

0        0

  2    0
Rufous Fantail

 0       0

0       0

  2        0

  0        0

5        0

  7    0
Scarlet Robin

 0       0

0       0

  0        0

  2        0

0        0

  2    0
Eastern Yellow Robin


0       0


2       1


  3        0


  1        0


0        0


  6    1
Golden Whistler

0       0

0       0

  0        1

  3        0

0        0

  3    1
Rufous Whistler

1       0

0       0

  0        0

  5        0

0        0

  6    0
Grey Shrike-thrush


0       0


1       0


  0        0


  0        0


0        0


  1    0
Brown Thornbill

1       0

2       0

  2        2

  3        2

0        0

  8    4
White-browed Scrubwre


0       0


2       0


  1        0


  0        0


1        0


  4    0
Yellow-throated Scrubwre


0       0


0       0


  3        2


  0        0


0        0


  3    2
Large-billed Scrubwre


0       0




0       0


  1        0


  0        0


0        0


 1     0
White-throated Treecreeper



0        0



0       1



  0        0



  0         1  



0        0



 0     2
Red-browed Treecreeper



0        0



5       0



  0        0



  0         0



0        0



 5     0
Spotted Pardalote

0        0

1       0

  0        0

  0         0

0        0

 1     0
Silvereye
0        0
2       0
  0        0
  1         0
0        0
 3     0
White-naped Honeyeat


0        0


4       0


  0        0


  0         0


0        0


 4     0
Eastern Spinebill

0        0

1       1

  2        1

  1         0

0        0

 4     2
Lewin’s Honeyeat

0        0

0       0

  0        1

  0         0

1        0

 1     1
Yellow-faced Honeyeat


0        0


7       1


  0        0


  4         0


0        0


11    1
White-eared
Honeyeat


0        0


1       0


  0        0      


  0         0


0        0


 1     0
Red-browed Finch


1        0


2       2


  4        0


 11        1


1        0


 19   3
TOTALS
3        0
31     6
 19       7
 31        4
9        0
 93  17









Adult female Red-browed Treecreeper

Juvenile White-naped Honeyeater

Adult male Spotted Pardalote

Adult White-eared Honeyeater


The retraps were:

Eastern Yellow Robin:  Banded as adult (2+) at Rangers Office on 11/09/12.
Retrapped on 05/12/14, nearly 2 years 3 months after banding.
Golden Whistler: Banded as 4+ male at Surveyors on 16/11/07.  Retrapped
on 06/12/14, over 7 years after banding.
Brown Thornbill: (1) Banded at Surveyors on 24/08/13 retrapped on
                09/09/12, 24/08/13 and 07/12/14 the last occasion over 4 years
                after banding.
            (2) Banded as 2+ female at Surveyors on 26/08/13.  Retrapped on
                  06/12/14, over 1 year 3 months after banding.
            (3) Banded at Surveyors on 16/11/07.  Retrapped on 28/08/13 and
     06/12/14, the latter occasion being over 7 years after banding.
            (4) Banded (2+) at Surveyors on 27/11/10.  Retrapped on 07/12/14,
over 4 years after banding.
Yellow-throated Scrubwren: (1) Banded (2+ female) at Surveyors on
                  26/08/13. Retrapped on 06/12/14, over 1 year 3months after
      banding.
(2) Banded (2+ male) at Surveyors on 21/11/09.  Retrapped on
     06/12/14, over 5 years after banding.
White-throated Treecreeper: (1) 1st year female banded at Surveyors on
     27/11/11.  Retrapped on 07/12/14, over 3 years after banding.
(2) Banded (2+ female) at Rangers Office on 23/08/13.  Retrapped on
      05/12/14, over 1 year 3 months after banding.
Eastern Spinebill: (1) Adult (2+) female banded at Rangers Office on
     15/11/07.  Retrapped on 11/09/12 and 05/12/14, the latter occasion
     over 7 years after banding.
(2) Adult (2+) male banded at Surveyors on 26/08/13.  Retrapped on
     06/12/14, over 1 year 3 months after banding.
Lewin’s Honeyeater: Adult (2+) female banded at Surveyors on 21/11/09.
    Retrapped on 06/12/14, over 5 years after banding.
Yellow-faced Honeyeater: 1st year bird banded at Rangers Office on
    11/09/12.  Retrapped (3rd year male) on 05/12/14, nearly 2 years 3
    months after banding.
Red-browed Finch: (1) 1st year male banded at Rangers Office on 11/09/12.
    Retrapped on 05/12/14, nearly 2 years 3 months after banding.
(2) 2+ female banded at Rangers Office on 04/12/14.  Retrapped on
    05/12/14, the next day.
(3) 2+ male banded at Surveyors on 06/12/14.  Retrapped on
    07/12/2014, the next day.


One of the two Grey Fantails banded was of the Tasmanian race based on its tail to wing ratio while the second was in the overlap zone of measurements.


Adult male Scarlet Robin

Adult male Golden Whistler

Adult Azure Kingfisher

Red-bellied Black Snake in banding camp



Three Glossy Black-Cockatoos, a pale morph Little Eagle and a Crested Shrike-tit were interesting observations near the residence at Dandahra Picnic Area.  A Rufous Scrub-bird was heard calling at Surveyors Gully on December 5 & 6.  A Crested Shrike-tit and two Musk Lorikeets were also present at the same location.  A Red-bellied Black Snake decided to join us at the banding site in Washpool National Park on December 08.  Three species of skink were also observed - the Cunningham's, White's and Grass Sun-skink.



Cunningham's Skink

White's Skink

Grass Sun-skink

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