Westie Chick

Robin nests are searched for, the chicks carefully removed, and bands placed on their legs before returning them to the nest. This has demonstrated that the chicks of the 50 birds released from Mokoia Island in 2005 are not only surviving, but also that they are now successfully breeding chicks of their own.

Photograph: Karen Colgan


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