This fledgling U1 was recently flagged south of Eden …. will he/she be back to that area? Both of its parents are banded & flagged.
The Hooded Plover T1 on Tura Beach was flagged last season at Short Point and successfully fledged 2 chicks from 3 clutches [of 3 eggs each time ].These fledglings were not flagged this season.
Considering the hazards of people ,dogs,predators & waves it is probably a good average for these critically endangered birds.
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