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On a rare long weekend of pure sunshine, we head back in to Shy Lake to check on the Fiordland tokoeka chicks.

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A week or so after our last trip, we follow the southern Fiordland tokoeka through our first monitored breeding season.

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There are some places in life that you need to see, feel, touch, and smell to truly grasp their beauty, wonder and awe. Dusky Sound is one of those places for me.

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It’s been a busy winter at Shy Lake as we follow the southern Fiordland tokoeka through our first monitored breeding season.

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With a roof over our heads and a track to help us get around without pushing through snow-laden bush for hours, we were ready to start monitoring kiwi nests. 

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For 30 years, DOC have been New Zealand’s Rural Fire Authority. This means that many staff are trained to fight fires, and do so on public conservation land when necessary.

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Having chosen a site that would work for our study, we need to catch some adult kiwi and attach radio transmitters to their legs.

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