RE: nest abandonment

To: "Birding-aus (E-mail)" <>
Subject: RE: nest abandonment
From: David Geering <>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 13:17:28 +1100

If the chicks had been abandoned "a few days" there would be no chance of
survival.  Could it be that most of the colony had fledged and moved on
leaving just a pair or two (perhaps easily overlooked) with young in the
nest.  Was there only the one nest with young remaining or did other nests
contain dead young (the result of starvation due to abandonment)?

David Geering

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