Over the weekend we managed to ring 25 chicks (thanks to Jen and Niall) with further to come. Right now there are at least 30 nests and at least 32 chicks. A cohort of around 42 non-breeders are hanging around but may well start in the next few days; courtship displays were seen. Birds are mainly fishing along the channel at the mouth of the Boyne, sometimes venturing further upstream following the tide.

Many thanks to Birdwatch Ireland, the Heritage Council and the NPWS for ongoing support.

Breffni