Chick count now 94

A nest with two eggs hatched bringing the number of chicks up to 94.  The nest with one chick hatched and an egg to hatch has now been abandoned so that egg will not hatch.  We have just one nest with two eggs left to hatch. A Kestrel was seen three times today and...

Spring Tides

The spring tide last night came into the nesting enclosure in many places but luckily did not affect our last three nests that have not yet hatched.  We have one very young chick and happily it is alive and well today.  The other chicks should be big enough to avoid...

Nest 42 Hatching

Nest 42 started hatching today so we have 92 chicks and 5 eggs.  We were delighted to welcome Eric Dempsey who visited the project site on Sunday and got some great photos that you can see below.  It was great to chat to him about the project and draw on his knowledge...

Difficult weather conditions

The weather over the past few days has been difficult for the Little Terns with very wet conditions and the temperature down.  A stoat has been giving a lot of bother and entered the nesting enclosure on two occasions and had to be chased out by Niall, the vigilant...

52 chicks fully fledged

I checked the three remaining nests today and the last one has increased from one to two eggs, so we have 3 nests with a total of six eggs to hatch.  Of the 91 chicks that have hatched, 52 are fully fledged at this stage.  A Kestrel was hunting around the project area...