Breeding Season Update – 13th November 2018
Despite the fact that it has been a relatively dry year the breeding season is progressing well. To date 29 breeding territories have been established and 27 fledglings have been confirmed. This compares to 29 breeding territories and 22 fledglings this time last season. Another 7 pairs are expected to establish breeding territories in the coming weeks.
So far 10 of the seasons fledglings have been banded and DNA sampled. So with the remaining fledglings and breeding continuing at a steady rate our Senior Ornithologist, Bruce Quin, and his band of helpers will be kept very busy making sure that we get the best result possible from this breeding season.
Captive bred bird release – 6th September 2018
To help boost the wild population of Helmeted Honeyeaters five (5) captive bred Helmeted Honeyeaters were released into the wild at Yellingbo. The birds were bred at Healesville Sanctuary as part of the recovery program.
The event was covered by the ABC and you can read their report and hear their pod casts here.
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