• Pied Oystercatchers second attempt at breeding

    16 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Every year we observe both egg and chick loss amongst our Pied Oystercatcher pairs along Cable Beach and also in Roebuck Bay during their breeding season. The breeding season starts around the end of June and there are still eggs being laid and chicks hatching, but now these are the second clutches of eggs. We have observed up to five attempts by some pairs of Pied Oystercatchers in a season. There is usually a gap of around ten days between egg or chick loss and the next clutch of eggs being laid. The urge to breed is obviously strong enough for them to keep attempting it and thankfully...
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