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End of Season 2018

It looks like 2018 was a bonanza season for terns in the irish sea with large numbers of chicks fedged at Groniant and Kilcoole despite problems with predators and storm Hector. Rockabill had a record number of roseate terns and it was reported that adults typically...

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New Signage

Thanks to our Polish friends for the new signs on the beach. We still have ten birds sitting and at least three or four chicks running around. We managed to ring a few chicks last week. Elsewhere in the Irish sea its turning into a boom year for little terns and other...

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We have had a mixed couple of weeks at Baltray. Early June  we had nine nests with 23 eggs, one oystercatcher nest with two eggs and a dozen or so ringed plover nests in and around the enclosure. Of these three nests and six eggs were lost in a spring tide, though the...

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