I wasn't quite sure what to expect from our 15 chew cards set up on the shell banks on metal rods but some have been well chewed and some just slightly nibbled and some not touched at all.
Amy and I also checked out along the extremely slippery steep slope of the estuary cliff bush fringe the two lines above Shoal bay shell banks and found plenty of chew activity on these tasty lure impregnated cards that we had fixed to trees. Some cards were eaten in half.
Tomorrow we will check out Upper Shoal Bay and Ngataringa park.
Lotte joined me on a sunny morning to check out and collect up the Upper Shoal chew cards and again quite a lot of rodent activity. In the afternoon I returned to Ngataringa park and collected up the three chew lines of cards. It was fortunate that I had GPS'd these which made them relatively easy to locate.
Just waiting to hear now how Graham got on with Steve and Cam in Ngataringa bay. Then all the cards will be ready for collection and analysis by Craig and the Auckland Council RIMU research unit. It will be interesting to hear what they make of the results.
Photos to follow..............................