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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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New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators.

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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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Our first job for the new kiwi project at Shy Lake was to get radio transmitters on enough adults that we could hope for a worthwhile sample this year in terms of survival monitoring.

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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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