Archives For Fiordland

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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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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The start of September marked the beginning of the third monitoring season for the Fiordland tokoeka at Shy Lake. Today’s post comes from ranger Karen, who has joined the Shy Lake team for the season.

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