Fairy Tern in Flight MPEG version

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1958 Footage taken by Johnny Kendrick, sliced into separate clips by Chris Wild in 2011.  Commentary of Johnny recorded and added by Anna Wild March 16, 2012.

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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