Fencing now dismantled

The fencing was dismantled and taken away yesterday.  As a lot of work was done over the past few weeks, the task yesterday was much easier and quicker than other years.  We started at 12 noon and were finished up before 4pm.  Thank you to all who helped.  Maurice and...

Ringing details

Got a reply re the adult Little Tern found dead at Baltray.  It was ringed as a chick in Kilcoole on 22.06.05, so the bird was 4 years old.  I also sent off details of the juvenile found dead, the number on the ring makes me think that it is not a Kilcoole bird, so it...

Fence Dismantling

We are taking the fence down on Saturday next 22nd August at 12 noon, and need everyone available please.  We will need to do a bit of work on the seaside of the fence before then as there will be spring tides this coming week.  Hope to see lots of you out at Baltray...

Update 11.08.09

The tern numbers have reduced at Baltray as they prepare for their journey to their wintering grounds. Wardening has ceased as all the Baltray Little Terns are more or less fledged.  Maurice found a juvenile Little Tern dead but it was not one of ours as it was...

Update 06.08.09

Though most of the Little Tern chicks are fledged, some younger birds remain within the nesting enclosure and the parents return there to feed them throughout the day.  Baltay is very busy with a couple of thousand terns of different types gathering there before they...