Little Terns

Subject: Little Terns
From: HARRIS & WESTRUP John & Jude <>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2000 09:45:30 +1000
Alan Stuart wrote:
> Regarding Craig's point about predation of Little Tern by other native
> birds - there was a dilemma in 1998 for those involved when a pair of Beach
> Stone-curlew nested at Harrington (NE of Taree in SW).  As most of you
> would know, Beach Stone-curlew also are an endangered species.  What
> happened was that they fed their young on nestlings from the Little Tern
> colony breeding alongside them.  Of course, the response was to let nature
> take its course.  Very mixed feelings though for those involved.

So what do you do???  It sounds very much like the pair of Peregrine
Falcons that nested on the wharf at Devonport or Launceston and fed
their young on migrating Orange-bellied Parrots.


John Harris

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