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Fairy Tern News
  • December 14, 2023

Mangawhai.
Volunteers were lucky to see 1 of the 3 freshly hatched chicks on the spit last weekend. Still wet, tiny spiky fluff balls. There are also 3 other nests being well cared for by the parents.

Papakanui.
Unfortunately the nest was predated, probably by black backed gulls but there are signs that the birds may lay again.

Waipu.
At last, a 1 egg nest!

Pakiri.
One egg nest and very well looked after by the female who is very dedicated and reluctant to share nesting duties with her partner.

There are 4 eggs for captive rearing at the zoo and the aviary is near completion for use in early January.