I have posted before about the lack of success and unwelcome interference of nests at Mahurangi Regional Reserve. Today we see some good news that a dotterel has survived from egg to chick and has now fledged (able to fly). This is great news and the first for the Reserve in 10 years.
We have also had similar success at Shoal estuary with one chick fledged. Each year the NZ dotterel struggle with high tides and eggs and chicks being taken by hawks during their summer nesting time..
This is a great beginning to 2023 for local wildlife.