Flight postponed

PHOTO: SUPPLIED
PHOTO: SUPPLIED
A fledging northern royal albatross failed to take full flight and ended up in the sand dunes at Aramoana this week.

Royal Albatross Centre operations manager Chris McCormack said the Department of Conservation picked up the unnamed female and took her back to Taiaroa Head, where she was given supplementary feed.

She was one of only 10 chicks left at the colony, and it was hoped her second attempt at flying would be more successful, he said.

Add a Comment

 

drivesouth-pow-generic-1.png

 

Advertisement

postanote_header_620_x_80.png

postanote_620_x_25.jpg

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter