It was a beautiful morning early start with frost covered fields as we headed for the Kaipara and a paddle to the Island to check traps and do some other maintenance work..
A weasel and stoat were found in the traps, the stoat was almost at the high tide roost site. We are always looking at the sand for rodent prints and sure enough there were heaps of small prints that can only be mice. The tightly grouped prints appear to be a mouse bounding along. There are often hawks patrolling the dunes.