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Fairy Tern News
  • February 08, 2022

Mangawhai - a total of 7 FT chicks have successfully fledged this season

Papakanui - the FT chick is being banded this week(about to start learning to fly)

Te Arai Aviary - Original FT chick RB-WM taking regular hour-long flights, returning to aviary, attempting dives in estuary and interacting with adult FTs. The younger chick pGB-KM is learning to feed itself in the aviary, and watching and mimicking RB-WM outside. It will be released from aviary, under close supervision of zoo and DOC staff, sometime this week. If all goes well, we have successfully fledged 10 Fairy tern chicks this season. Fingers crossed!