I’m afraid the St Andrews Chick is dead. It will most likely be the last chick for the season in the Mornington Peninsula National Park.
The final results for this season will no doubt be released by Parks in the future but my estimate is that over 50 nests containing more than 100 eggs in total produced 3 chicks that fledged. This is not sustainable and is a reflection of the poor park management practices of Parks Victoria.
If you agree with me please write to the Premier at:
Office of the Premier, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3002
I hope you all have a good winter.