Update 29.07.09

The chicks continue to mature.  Feeding is mightily busy as parents feed the young in preparation for the journey to the wintering grounds in Africa.  Donald has been seeing quite a few tracks in the sand dunes but luckily our chicks are old enough to fly away if...

Update 26.07.09

With over 70 of the Little Tern chicks fully fledged, wardening will continue for at least the next week and night time wardening is likely to continue for another few weeks. An adult Little Tern was found dead near the river by Maurice with no apparent injuries.  It...

Spring Tide Losses

Spring tides last night took our remaining 3 nests with a loss of 6 eggs, despite the best efforts of the wardens on duty.  On my way out there now. Back from Baltray and the tide came in incredibly far in all sections of the enclosure.  The warden on duty rescued 2...

And the Spring Tides come again

The Spring Tides are here again, this time we expect them to be high.  Last night the tide came in past the fencing.  I went out to repair it along with Larry, but the tide was on it’s way in and it again encroached well into the enclosure. It did not reach any...