Progress!

The little tern numbers are slowly increasing: May 22nd – 57 May 23rd – 28 May 24th – 23 May 25th – 60+ May 26th – 80 – One female sat for several hours on a scrape and a male delivered fish on three occasions, but no egg. May 27th...

Electric Fence Up and Running

Thanks to everyone who heloped with erecting the electric fence and wardening over the weekend: Billy Clark, Patricia Fuentes, Dominic Hartigan, Anto Kerns, Larry lenehan, Tony Glass, Maurice Connaghy, Kieran Campbell, Matthew Byrne, Ray McElhinney, Tony Brothwood,...

Electric Fence Tomorrow

We are planning to erect the electric fence, the final part of the defensive wall, tomorrow, starting from 10am. Anybody who has an hour or two to lend a hand would be very welcome. Progress with the terns themselves continues to be slow, with four pairs apparently...

Slow Start

The terns seem to be slow to start nesting this year. Yesterday a maximum of 31 birds came in in mid afternoon but just went to roost, before flying back out to sea. On Monday a maximum count of 16 was seen. In previous years birds would be in full courtship at this...

Site Management

This year the Louth Nature Trust has contracted Birdwatch Ireland to manage the Baltray site. Lead ornithologist for the project this year is Domhnall Finch from Birdwatch Ireland ; Domhnall will be organising a roster of volunteers once the little terns start to...