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Irish Visitors to the Reserve

Irish Visitors to the Reserve

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. This is the second Irish Little...
Visit to the Little Tern Colony

Visit to the Little Tern Colony

Earlier in the week we took a visit up to see the wardening team up at the Little Tern colony at Ferrybridge. The terns are off to a great start, despite last weeks inclement weather. The chicks have begun hatching and if you are lucky and pop in to the Chesil Beach...
18 Year Old Return to Chesil

18 Year Old Return to Chesil

This Little tern was originally ringed in 1999 as a juvenile, by local ringer Steve Hales. In 2015 it was again caught by Steve and given a plastic Darvic ring XA1, as it still had its metal BTO, it could be identified as an original Chesil bird. This week, nearly 18...
Little Terns back for 2017

Little Terns back for 2017

The Little Terns have arrived back on Chesil at Ferrybridge and can be seen in the Fleet courting and fishing. Keep your eyes open for any with yellow rings. These two XE6 and XJ9 were ringed as adults last season.   ...