No change in numbers

No more hatchings and no more new nests.  It was very blustery out there today though lovely with the sun shining.  Matt who was on warden duty this morning noticed that there was a lot of Rook activity but this afternoon, all was quiet.  Terns still aggressive and...

New nest

No change in the number of chicks today.  While I watched activity in the nesting enclosure, I noticed a Little Tern hover over the ground as though looking for something.  I wondered if there were chicks there and watched it land.  It immediately settled down,...

Nest 38 fully hatched

Nest 38 is fully hatched with three chicks so that leaves us with 89 chicks and four eggs to hatch.  Sandra was in Baltray when the tide was fully in and watched the chicks of all sizes appearing and disappearing in the seaweed – a great hiding place.

Nest 38 hatching

Nest  38 has started to hatch and has two chicks with one egg yet to hatch.  I expect that the third egg will hatch today.  That will leave just two nests to hatch.  Nest 41 has 2 eggs and should hatch in the next few days.  Nest 42 has two eggs but was much later...

Just 7 eggs yet to hatch

No hatchings yesterday but 2 chicks hatched today bringing the total number of chicks to 86 and leaving us with just 7 more eggs to hatch in 3 nests. In another week the first of the chicks will be fully fledged but it will be close to the end of July by the time the...