Tuesday, 21 May 2013

20th May - Little Tern Update

The elements seem to be against the little terns of the NNR this year, low temperatures and gales are not exactly welcoming them to the Reserve. The brilliant decoys that pupils at Holy Island and Lowick First Schools helped make have been placed in the safe nesting area, along with a fence to discourage disturbance from dogs and signs to notify visitors about the importance of not disturbing breeding shore birds.

Some Sandwich Terns have been showing an interest in the area, but unfortunately no Little Terns as yet – this may change however, as the breeding season progresses and the weather (hopefully) brightens up.

Little Tern decoys being put to good use. This shows how much sand has been blown into the site by the recent strong wind.

Little Tern safe nesting area

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