Little terns

12 Jun 2015
I did a little tern count, as a contribution to one being conducted along the whole Suffolk coast today at the same time (to avoid double-counting). There were three here, mostly fishing off-shore. They were near the enclosed area but they didn't seem to be using that at all and I doubt they will now attempt nesting there this year. I also saw the first grey seal of the year hauled up on one of the shingle banks at low tide. The numbers will probably build up over the summer now, and I think we had over 20 by August last year.