common tern courtship
It seems that there is now plenty of fish in Rye Bay for the terns. The Sandwich terns arrived back in good numbers way back in March, but did not start nesting, so it’s good to see around 500 pairs have now settled at Ternery Pool. The common terns are still arriving but there is much courtship display and feeding going on, so all looks good for them. But little terns are few and far between and they are struggling with the windy weather… perhaps they will find food in the sheltered channels of the new saltmarsh.