The first chick hatched this morning which will probably unleash a huge uptick in activity with at least 36 nests and 83 eggs. As the chicks hatch the demand for food will hugely increase involving both parents fishing along the channel or at the bar. Normally this activity should coincide with their main prey life-cycles (sand eels and various fish larvae, sprats). it also means that the chicks are left unattended for up to 60 minutes depending on prey availability, this makes them vulnerable to crows and gulls, not to mention dogs, walkers etc. so if you have any time to spare please call the site line: 0862434874.