Morn Pen National Park 2012 – 2013 summer

It’s been a while since the end of the Hooded Plover breeding season and there has been no official feedback from Parks Victoria or analysis of the results. That’s not surprising.

The last HP breeding season on the Mornington Peninsula was significant due to the very unfortunate but direct observation of a dog killing a Hooded Plover chick at Point King (not a PV managed beach). We now have direct evidence to demonstrate that “dogs kill Hooded Plover chicks”.

The following are estimates only, until Parks Victoria show the initiative to show transparency of their management:

HP failure rate 06 - 13

 

My analysis of the2012-13 season portal

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