The first real day at Chiltern! YATZ woke up excited for the day ahead, and after eating breakfast and making lunch, everyone set off to meet the bird keepers at the site where the Regent Honeyeaters will be released.

We spent the day at the release site, helping out by clearing the area, preparing the tents, creating bird friendly enrichment and walking away with lots of smiles and scratches!

After an exhausting day preparing for the arrival of the birds, we treated ourselves with a trip back to NSW for some Chinese cuisine in Albury.

Back in Victoria, many card games later, YATZ were ready for bed and anticipating the arrival of the Regent Honeyeaters tomorrow!

By Elizabeth, Simon and Maya, YATZ members.