09 10 Nesting season update

Usually the nesting season is finished by now,  electric fences are removed and  nest protection gear collected. Not so this season. The first nesting occured mid October following our first spring rain. Next to no rain fell in spring and early summer, consequently no nesting during this period. Fortunately for 6 females who were still carrying eggs, it rained just before Christmas. Feb is our wettest month so we’ll have to keep an eye on the height of the Mary River in case a nest or two needs to be relocated. We estimate at least 180 hatchlings successfully emerged from their nests from the first laying. There could be another 90 still incubating.

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