Saturday, 1 June 2013

Tern nests

We went out o. The boat yesterday to monitor the Black headed gull and common tern nests. Unfortunately during the high rainfall a couple of weeks ago their nests were washed out. They have now moved onto the gravel topped island which is slightly higher so less prone to getting flooded and the stones provide a great background for they're beautifully camouflaged eggs. This is a Common tern "nest" they make a scrape in the ground and lay their eggs on the gravel. There are 4 nests on the island. We will hopefully go back in a couple of weeks and colour ring the chicks

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