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Hooded Plover

Hooded Plover -Photo BenjaminJJJ

Disastrous Breeding Season for Hooded Plovers

  What a disastrous breeding season the Phillip Island Hooded Plovers are having! Of 14 nesting sites, 36 eggs are known to have been laid, only 8 chicks emerged, and none have fledged. Most of the nesting failures have been due to Raven predation and, to a lesser extent, high tides. It’s hard to know…