The chicks in a falcon nest found late last year in Wenita’s Brocks block logging site are doing well.
The nest, home to three fat chicks, is being remotely monitored by Parker Conservation ornithologists using a camera they installed.
The chicks were approximately 22 days old when the photo above was taken.
Wenita contractors will move back into the site to complete harvesting once the chicks have fledged, being guided by Parker Conservation.
“We’ll only return after they give us the all-clear,” Wenita chief executive David Cormack says.
The nest was spotted last year by one of Shane Griffin’s logging crews. Recognising the importance of the discovery, the crew immediately reported the sighting to Wenita, which halted logging operations and contacted Parker Conservation for assistance.