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The first clutch of this season’s tokoeka nests has finished at Shy Lake and seven chicks hatched in our monitored nests. As usual, we were down after dark in many layers of clothing, flask of tea by our side and head-torch at the ready, waiting for the young chicks to come out.

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It’s been a few weeks now, since we got news of a rare rowi kiwi, Aroha who had wandered far from her lowland forest home, to a cliff face in the snowy mountains of South Westland.

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Today’s guest post comes from Karen Andrew, one of Tim’s team mates. She goes through the challenges, but also the highlights of catching the new Fiordland kiwi chicks and placing transmitters on them, for monitoring.

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