Nine Chicks & Counting

Nine chicks now and counting – we managed to ring four of them yesterday before the bad weather arrived. There are now 12 active nests. and crows seem to be less of a problem, though volunteers are still much...

Nearing The End

As of yesterday we have six colour-ringed chicks, and two fledglings on the wing. Many chicks can not be found for daily counts as they are have become very good at hiding in the grass – most should be departed on their migration to west Africa in the next few...

Four to go

Sixteen chicks are now hatched with four to go. All hatchlings now ringed and very mobile. We are studying chick diet where possible; this involves trying to identify and size the fish being caught by parents and brought to chicks. A sparrowhawk and a kestrel are...