Black-winged Stilt Breeding Success At Cliffe Pools.

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Black-winged Stilt Breeding Success At Cliffe Pools.

  • Hello All, Another successful achievement for Cliffe Pools. The 24 hour security and work by the RSPB team monitoring the nest site has resulted in hatching a brood of four chicks, the first two early on the morning of Friday 13th June followed by another two. Happy Birthday .B-w S Cliffe 10 chick Happy Birthday .B-w S Cliffe 8 Chicks Two eggs hatched, still waiting for two more, time to remove the eggshells. .Black-winged Stilt removing eggshell after hatching Two days later and there are four chicks. .Cliffe 22 B-w S 2+4 chicks .B-w Stilt+4 chicks Cliffe3 .Cliffe 23 B-w S 2+4 Some moving and trying to lead the chicks into long grass. .Black-winged Stilt Pair--Cliffe Pools .Cliffe 27 The adults taking it in turns to go off and feed. .B-w S Cliffe 5 Black-winged Stilt-Cliffe Pools Making sure the chicks are safe and together. Black-winged Stilt-Cliffe Pools Good luck little fellows.
  • I wonder what are the chances of the Black-winged Stilts breeding in UK in 2015 and beyond and possibly expand to become a strong UK breeding population?

  • Great photos and good to see them doing so well, thanks.

  • Thanks for comments Ian and Kathryn, lets hope we see them again next year.

    Regards

    John.