Not ideal conditions for the nesting birds at Ternery Pool today. Gale force winds blasted the new islands and left the chicks struggling to find a wind break. Many were resourceful and used what was available, queing up behind the adults was a common tactic although most just had to sit it out.
Three chicks using adult as wind break
Four chicks huddle together behind the scant vegetation.
One chick manages to get under adults wing
The raft took a battering, luckily most of the young had fledged over the last few days.