Wednesday 18 June 2014

Best thing since sliced bread

Sandwich Tern on nest

Colony looking good on Inner Farne

Plenty nesting

Adult and young Sandwich Terns

Counting Sandwich Tern nests

Wednesday 18th June comments: The islands have been basking in glorious sunshine in recent days which has been good for our visitors but more importantly it’s been good for our seabirds.

With plentiful supplies of sand-eels, parents of all species have been busy feeding hungry chicks and it’s a great time to visit the islands. One species which is doing particularly well is our Sandwich Terns with almost 1,000 pairs nesting and plenty of chicks having hatched. The food supply has been brilliant and they’re heading for a successful breeding season, so long as the weather holds…

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