Category Archive: Birds

Apr 14 2015

Fantail Monitoring

(by Kerry Oates) The results of our fantail monitoring over the 2014/2015 season show we started the season with 17 pairs, two more than at the end of last season. Six months later after a long dry summer we had 17.5 pairs and 7 singles. This is our best season yet, showing a 24% increase …

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Apr 19 2014

Update Predator Control

We have just trialled two new baits in our trap lines at Hamurana Springs. All traps have been baited with “Erayz” freeze dried rabbit blocks, and every second trap was also sprayed with an aerosol salmon spray lure. This resulted in a catch after one week of 9 rats, 2 hedgehogs and 1 cat. Our …

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Apr 14 2013

Fantail Monitoring

The results of our fantail monitoring show we started the season with 14 pairs and one single. Six months later after a long dry summer we had 15 pairs and 3 singles. The slight increase suggests that at least a few pairs successfully fledged young during the season. Fantail monitoring is another method of checking …

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Mar 28 2011

Bird Choir

Some time ago I shot this little film with my photo camera while walking in the forest one early morning. I uploaded it to my YouTube channel to share it with others. Hear the birds singing, my favourite choir! Herma