On the home run

All is going well in Baltray.  Our youngest chicks are thriving and flapping their tiny wings, even though they are only four days old.  Our volunteers are happy to continue wardening for another week to give these young chicks a decent chance of fledging.  I watched...

Last 2 eggs hatch

Our last two eggs hatched yesterday.  I was watching our last nest and after a while, I felt that the adult was sitting differently on the nest and I decided to go out to check it.  I was delighted to see that the two eggs had hatched, but only just.  The second egg...

No change in numbers

There is no change in numbers.  We still have one nest with two eggs yet to hatch.  Our young chicks are doing well and have moved out on the seaside of the nesting enclosure.  Courtship continues and I have put a series of photos that I took a week ago, can you...

NPWS Visit

Jim Moore, Divisional Manager with the NPWS visited the project site on Tuesday of this week.  He met with Peter Phillips, Aine Walsh, Sandra and myself who are the team who organise the Little Tern Conservation Project.  He was very interested in the project and...

Fence Dismantling

All our Little Terns have now fledged and the end of figure is 96 fledged chicks! We plan to take down the fence on Saturday the 28th August.  If the weather permits we will also have an end of project BBQ that same day.  We would like to have as many people there to...