• The first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2019

    One year ago - By 10,000 Birds

    This year marks the twentieth year that we have observed Pied Oystercatchers nesting along Cable Beach. We keep an eye on the 23 kilometre length of beach that runs from Gantheaume Point to the southern side of Willie Creek. There are usually 16 pairs of Pied Oystercatchers nesting along this length of beach from late June. Their success rate is pitiful and can hardly be called successful at all. Last year not a single chick survived and there is much predation of both eggs and young birds along the length of beach. We have come to accept that the time that we do get to observe the Pied...
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