Beach Reserve

8th May 2012, Tuesday

Plenty of action now at Ternery Pool with the first Black-headed Gull chicks yesterday. As long as the weather does not get too bad the wet conditions should help provide plenty of food in the nearby grazing fields. The drier conditions in recent years have not helped the success rate of fledged chicks. The bulk of the Sandwich Tern colony have now settled so there is increased activity with hundreds of birds flying around with fish. Little Tern presence has also picked up with 16 birds on Flat Beach this morning. Numbers of Common Tern and Mediterranean Gull are increasing and starting to settle as the season progresses.