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On the 25th July 2020 we were lucky to see several colour ringed Little Terns at the Western end of the Fleet, from the Swannery. One of which was a green ring 1XZ, this bird was ringed as a chick at Kilcoole, Co Wickford on 1/7/2015.

1XZ seen at Abbotsbury Swannery on 24th July 2020

This is the second Irish Little Tern recorded on the Reserve over the past 3 years. The other being from Baltray, County Louth also ringed as a chick in 2015.

I41 on the Foreshore at Chesil July 2018