4 more chicks hatched bringing out total chick number to 74.

There are a couple of nests that we would have expected to hatch by now and may be infertile, but the tern is still incubating so we will wait and see.

There were 6 Hooded Crows up at the Boyne Wall today but didn’t cause any difficulties.  The terns did harass a Great Black Back Gull that was walking in the direction of the enclosure although it was well out on the beach.  It took a lot of doing but it eventually went back to the waters edge.