Plover Update December

Repost from Parks Victoria


In recent plover news, we have our first two fledglings of the season – one at Fowlers and one at Alison Ave West Rye (photos of the latter attached). Additionally, the two chicks have hatched at Heyfield East. We can confirm three nest failures, and both chicks have hatched and failed already at Gunida Court this week. However, we have had four new nests, bringing the current total to 11 active nests.

There has been some promising hoodie activity over the last week, and with our new summer casual staff starting today, we will all be working hard to monitor and manage the hooded plover territories over the busy holiday period to hopefully see through a successful breeding season.

Fledglings

  • 1 x Fowlers
  • 1 x Alison Ave West Rye

Chicks

  • 2 x Heyfield East

Nests

  • Portsea Franklin Rd West
  • Koonya West
  • Montforts
  • Miami Drive
  • Gunnamatta SLSC Far East
  • Gunnamatta Fingal Track West
  • Gunnamatta Fingal Track
  • Gunnamatta Fingal Track East
  • Point Nepean Spooks
  • Point Nepean CT Cove
  • Point Nepean Nevada Rocks

Events

Beaches will be busy with the start of the holidays and Christmas/New Year period, especially this weekend

Weather

  • Sat: Top of 27, Partly Cloudy
  • Sun: Top of 24, Partly Cloudy