24 Nests

Nesting continues and there are 24 nests with 35 eggs at the moment.  It is very tough out there.  The fence is very low due to the windy conditions which blew sand in and effectively lowered the mesh fence.   The electric fence on the east side has been washed down...

Nesting Continues

Nesting continues and to date there are 17 nests with a total of 28 eggs.  There is plenty of tern activity with nesting over a bigger area than earlier in the year.

Fox Predation

When Maurice arrived before 4am this morning, there was a fox in the nesting enclosure, it was up close to the river which was bad news, as it had likely made it’s way up from the other end.  The news was indeed bleak.  Yesterday we had 33 nests with a total of...

Nesting Continues

Lots of activity with plenty of new nests.  We have marked 30 new nests with a total of 50 eggs so far.  All nests have either two or one egg, this is normal for second layings.  We were concerned with the weather last night and today, though the tides were not...

We start again

The Little Terns have started nesting again and there is lots of activity around the nesting enclosure.  There is a lot of damage to the fence but Tommy got the electric fence working again.  Some new nests are very far out and are outside the tideline, so fingers...