The second ringing trip to on Bowwood Farm, Paardeberg, was undertaken on 22 April 2018, 3.5 weeks since the previous visit. The top species was Cape White-eye again (n=26), but no white-eye recaptures. The table below compares the species totals from the 2 trips.
Nearly the same total number of birds was caught on both trips with 6 species caught both times. The April trip yielded more species, however, since nets were scattered over a wider area. Interesting catches included a Cape Batis and some Swee Waxbills. Four birds were recaptured: 1 Olive Thrush, 2 Karoo Prinias (clearly a pair, being caught at the same time on each trip), and 1 Southern Masked Weaver.
Thanks to Julian and Bridget Johnsen for hosting us!