Just a quick heads-up to willing participants that from 1st-4th of May we will be on site every day from 10am to put up the fencing. This is mainstay of our efforts to help the Little Terns as it keeps terrestrial predators, and people, away from the nests. There are a range of tasks, not all very physical, so please come down at meet at Shore Road Car Park, Gronant if you would like to get involved. The photo below is of fencing being put up in a previous year.
Of great interest was the first Little Terns of the season - spotted on 20/04, with 7 roosting at high tide with Sandwich Terns and gulls towards Talacre. This is the earliest ever record at Gronant.
We are days off from the first Little Tern appearing at Gronant and we are rapidly making preparations for the season ahead. Rhyl Harbour fencing was installed in record time thanks to volunteers and students from Llysfasi College near Ruthin (pictured on the left), and a pair of Ringed Plovers are already making their home there.
On the week of the 23rd we will be putting in the shiny new visitor center and hide. We will need to transport the panels down to the site first thing and get it put up during the day. Then the following day we will be assisting the RSPB with putting up fencing at the Point of Ayr site just down the coast by Talacre, where a pair of Little Tern has nested the last few years.
Volunteers are needed to keep an eye on the new structures before the wardens start their duties so if you can find a spare few hours please come down to the dunes.
10am on May the 1st is the start of installing fencing at Gronant. We will be putting up over 2km of netting, with posts, tension wire, insulators and a lot more to put in place. This will take us several days at least and the more pairs of hands the better. If you haven't taken part in this activity before please come down and there are many tasks to choose, with a range of physical requirements.