|A visitor's first view of a tern when they arrive.|
|They are the most fantastic fliers.|
|Their nests are just scraps in the ground often right next to the paths.|
|A squadron of terns overhead.|
We always suggest a quick walk through the colony alongside someone taller than you. But if you are tall then just a hat or hand held up usually keeps them at bay. Photographers are often targeted more as they are prone to linger.
But for how long ? But if recent years are anything to go by then the gulls might get the terns before any chicks fledge.
|And it isn't just the visitors that set them off, this female eider walked through the colony and got dive bombed for her trouble.|