Last chick standing (and soon to be flying!)

Both the Terns and I spent most of the day sheltering out of site from the heavy rain. To cheer us up, here’s a picture of the 200th and final chick to hatch this season – Master Nest Number 103. With himself now growing up fast, we have set a preliminary...

Lazing on a sunny afternoon

All is quiet on the Tern front today. The beach is full of Terns, chicks, migrant bird species and several hundred little Dunlin. Under the watchful warden’s eye, they can preen, feed and roost in peace. With the final chick about to embark on the adventure that...

Chicktacular

Our last two active nests hatched today, bringing us to the staggering total of exactly 200 hatches for the season! This smashes any previous record and makes for an unbelievable year by any standards! These late hatches will have a tougher time of it than the early...

Hand of Zeus

First we’d like to thank Breffni for the previous post (and all our fans out there!!). We are absolutely delighted with how things have been going on the beach. Secondly… What a night! Thunder and lightning raged overhead. Its one thing to wake up in the...

Best Year Yet!

This year the Louth Nature Trust contracted Birdwatch Ireland to manage the little tern colony in the hope of ensuring the continuation of the colony, and, gathering scientific information about the terns (including a ringing, measuring/weighing and accurate daily...