It was a busy week for those that helped put up the fencing and we are pleased to say it has all gone up in time. A big thanks to everyone who helped, it literally couldn't be done without your support. This really was a joint effort between Denbighshire Countryside Services, the North Wales Little Tern Group, the RSPB, Bangor University students and more. With this marvelous effort, more pens were put up than ever, covering as much suitable habitat as possible. We really have given the terns the best chance.
Whilst most of the major work has been done there is a little fine-tuning still underway to make the pens and structures shipshape for the season ahead, so if you would like to help out come down to the site from 10am onwards on Weds (8th) or Thurs (9th) this week.
Little Terns have been regularly seen with up to 40 present over high tide. They are not always around at the moment as there are no nests but given some time they can still be seen over the sea or around the shoreline.
In case you missed it, here's the link to the episode that includes showing the NWLTG at work back in 2018 with Derek the Weatherman - Click here
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.