Our target of banding 30 chicks was achieved this year – we banded exactly 30! Another 15 were banded and released on the Mauao “G” Colony that had been handed in to the vets from various locations, so we don’t exactly know where they came from. So 45 chicks this year is a “good” year.
Here are Brian’s neighbours about to depart the colony – some do leave with some down still attached to them!
And a surprise guest in Brian’s burrow a few nights later was his mum! She obviously was just as surprised as us to find Brian gone!