Puketi Forest is continuing to benefit from six years of hard work and generous donations by volunteers and supporters of the Puketi Forest Trust. At the end of October, the first two North Island Robins to have hatched in Puketi in more than a hundred years left the nest.
Since then three more young Robins have been seen in different parts of the forest which shows that at least four pairs have bred successfully. Two other pairs, which are being monitored are sitting on eggs or feeding chicks in the nest.
That the Robins, which were reintroduced in June, have bred successfully, proves the effectiveness of the trusts control of Mammalian Predators.