With the influx of Lesser and Brown Noddy’s, comes the preparation for the 2013 sea bird season! We have started preparing our Sooty Tern breeding colony site for their scouting and arrival in late May/early June. We saw a 200% increase in numbers last year to the previous year just by clearing and improving their nesting sites. We are also preparing for our annual sea bird census of Noddy’s, Tropic-birds, Fairy Tern’s and Bridled Tern’s, as well as the monitoring of nesting success of the Brown and Lesser Noddy’s over the entire season. We are looking forward to witnessing all the courtships and nest building which are always fascinating with a small touch of comic relief!
Sooty Tern’s arriving for the 2013 nesting season