The Terns are still busily harassing everybody who is getting off the boat. Rinchen has been leading on watching which dastardly Gulls are predating the eggs.
On Tuesday a full count was conducted at the beacon with the help of the researchers on the island. We found 216 nests at the beacon and with a further 28 at the priory and 20 at the jetty. That makes a grand total of 264.
We also found that many of the nests at the beacon had just hatched! This is hard to see from the hides as the young are so small and easily get lost in the vegetation.
Hatching an egg is just part of the battle. Feeding young is the next part. Fingers crossed all round!