Regular viewers of our blog will be aware of the Ringed Plover we have nesting near the lifeboat house underneath the information sign. Only a few days away from hatching, tragedy has struck in the form of a hungry Common Gull. By far the biggest egg thieves we have on the Point, this year the ranger team has witnessed them taking a wide range of eggs from the larger eggs of Mallard and Oystercatcher to the much smaller ones of Meadow Pipit and Skylark. Video footage of the theft taking place can be seen below.
In happier news the colour-ringed Ringed Plover seen near the Cley end of the reserve has been incubating a recently found clutch of 4 eggs. The hot weather has seen an increase of butterfly sightings with the year's first Graylings being sighted along with Ringlets, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, second generation Small Coppers, Small Whites and Small Tortoiseshells all being seen in good numbers.