Little Terns

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Subject: Little Terns
From: Chris Brandis <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 11:33:14 +1100
At Windang, 90 Km S of Sydney, a fence is up around about 1/2 Ha of shell grit beach with one bird sitting tightly and up to 25 breeding plumaged birds around. The eggs in the first 2 nests disappeared but hopefully the fence will work. This and fox control is being organised between Mike Jarman of the NPWS and the local authorities. Hopefully this season will be a better one than the last 2 where hail and foxes ruined the season. Some people with their dogs are unbelievable in their ignorance. Last year we tried small mesh cages around the nests that the terns could walk into to stop the Silver Gulls getting the eggs but the fox quickly learned that they were shopping baskets.
Cheers  Chris

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