NZ Dotterels are breeding (8/11)

Great news on the breeding front with a two-week old (approximately) NZ Dotterel chick at Karepiro Beach, and pairs of NZ Dotterels with nests (both with single eggs) at the Weiti and Okura cheniers.

Juvenile Dotterel keeping out of the way and ready to retreat into the vegetation

Proud and protective parents

Dotterel ‘nest’ and egg

No sign of the Variable Oystercatchers nesting yet, but the Paradise Duck pair have four ducklings on the lagoon at the Weiti chenier and Pete Townend tells me that the Pied Stilit pair at Karepiro have two well grown chicks.

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