Another apology for the lack of blog posts. Things are still a bit busy here!
Nige and Nicky are fine and the 17 chicks are thriving, although one has a bit of a leg problem which is worrying us, but we hope it will pull through.
It may have fallen over and injured itself (these birds are so fragile) or be the result of a birth defect.
Our expert advisor, Dr. Nigel Clark from the British Trust for Ornithology, tells us that waders with leg problems do breed successfully so we will do everything we can to save our little Nemo (I’ve watched the film loads of times with my kids and Nemo survived – even with his little flipper problems).
They are growning incredibly quickly. We’ll post a photo of one of the oldest birds soon so you can see the difference.