Rosie Gerolemou, a PhD student from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland is carrying out a research project to monitor birds’ nests in backyards around the Eastern suburbs (Parnell to St Heliers and down to Ellerslie).  It involves using cameras to record how many chicks are fledging.  If you would like to be part of this project and your home is within the highlighted map area (google.maps), please email and she will send you more details.  The Research website is