Fairy Tern in Flight

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Video taken by Johnny Kendrick in 1958, digitised by Bring It On Studios and edited by Chris Wild in 2011. Johnny's commentary has been added in 2012, audio recorded and edited by Anna Wild.

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Background to the footage:  At the time of filming large numbers of Caspian, White Fronted and Fairy terns were nesting on the sand dunes from Pakiri and Te Arai through to Mangawhai.  The current Mangawhai Wildlife Refuge is the northern remnant of these dunes, the remainder are currently covered in pinus radiata plantations.   

Listen to Chris Wild's 2011 interview with Johnny Kendrick here.


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